PROSECUTOR'S ABSENCE STALLS FANI-KAYODE’S TRIAL

Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo

The absence of Mr Festus Keyamo, the prosecutor in the trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has stalled the case.  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Fani-Kayode to court on an amended 40-count charge bordering on money laundering before a Federal High Court in Lagos. 

Fani-Kayode’s counsel, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), therefore, asked the court for an adjournment sine the prosecuting counsel was nowhere to be found. The judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, expressed displeasure that the prosecutor was absent without writing a letter to the court that he would not be available. She adjourned the case till May 14 for continuation of trial. We are obviously not serious about the corruption war in Nigeria.