The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, has informed an Abuja Federal Excessive Courtroom that the Workplace of the previous Nationwide Safety Adviser, NSA, below Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) gave ex-Aviation Minister, Demi Fani-Kayode N26m.
EFCC mentioned the cash despatched to Fani-Kayode was meant to execute some contracts however was diverted.
The Fee disclosed this by way of its operative and third Prosecution Witness, Mohammed Goji, in an ongoing case in opposition to Fani-Kayode.
Goji mentioned the cash was despatched to Fani-Kayode in a ‘Ghana-Should-Go’ sack by way of his driver recognized as Francis and his Private Assistant named Victor.
The Prosecution Witness, who was led in proof by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Faruk Abdullahi, mentioned: “My lord, we acquired an intelligence report a couple of sure amount of cash working into billions of naira meant for contracts within the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser, ONSA.
“Alongside the road, we found that N26 million was paid for media consultancy for which there was no document that the mission was executed.
“We wrote a collection of letters to the Workplace of the NSA the place we acquired fee vouchers and proposals indicating how the mentioned sum was paid.
“In the midst of investigation we gathered that the defendant, Fani-Kayode, directed his home servants comprising of his driver by title, Francis and his private assistant named Victor, to entry the funds from the NSA.
“They took the money sum in a ‘Ghana-Should- Go’ bag from the account part of the NSA and took it to the defendant’s residence as directed.”
After listening to events within the case, the Chief Choose of the Courtroom, Justice John Tsoho who’s presiding over the matter, adjourned the case until April 21 for the continuation of trial.
EFCC is at present prosecuting Fani-Kayode for benefiting from the slush funds disbursed by the previous NSA earlier than the 2015 presidential election.
As on the time Fani-Kayode acquired the cash, he was the Director of Media and Publicity of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s marketing campaign.