Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode; a firm, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited; one Jimoh Yusuf; and a former Minister of Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman are to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) for an alleged N1.5bn fraud. Fani-Kayode, Usman and Yusuf would be charged with 17 counts bordering on money laundering and fraud.The anti-graft agency will on Wednesday arraign a former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Waripamowei Dudafa, for an alleged N1.6bn fraud. Recall the EFCC had in May 2016 arrested Fani-Kayode and Usman for their role in the sharing of a N4bn campaign fund during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.
The money was said to have been disbursed from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria, and then transferred to the account of JTDL from where it was distributed to some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party. Usman, who was the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, was alleged to have transferred N840m into the Zenith Bank account of Fani-Kayode with account number 1004735721, domiciled in Maitama, Abuja. Fani-Kayode was said to have received the funds in three tranches. The first tranche of the payment, involving N350m, hit the account on February 19, 2015. Another N250m was also paid into the account on February 19, 2015, while N240m was credited to the account a month later; precisely on March 19, 2015.