A Federal Capital Territory High Court has dismissed an application filed by a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.

Mr. Fani-Kayode is facing a 17-count charge of money laundering alongside a former finance minister, Nenadi Usman, and Danjuma Yusuf.

He had approached the court on June 2, to complain about his continued detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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But the judge, Adeboyega Adeniyi, in his ruling Wednesday, said the EFCC was constitutionally right to have detained Mr. Fani-Kayode since May.

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Mr. Adeniyi said the detention of Mr. Fani-Kayode was in line with the EFCC act, adding that the remand order obtained from a Lagos Magistrate Court was within the provisions of chapter 4 of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution.

Mr. Adeniyi further said the decision of the EFCC to obtain a second remand order, before the expiration of the first, was right decision.

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The former Aviation Minister was detained on May 6 on the allegation that N840 million had been paid into his account on the eve of the 2015 general elections, Premium Times reports.


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