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Fani-Kayode’s medical report not genuine – Witness

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s witness, Habibah Awalu has told a Special Offences Court in Ikeja that former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode paid N320, 000 (three hundred and twenty thousand naira) to secure the alleged forged medical records he used to get bail.

Habibah Awalu who was led in evidence by the anti-graft lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, at the resumption of trial, affirmed that the defendant paid the money to her in two tranches.

According to her, she received the N320,000 (three hundred and twenty thousand naira) in two tranches, of N120,000 cash and later N200,000 cash from one Mr. Mark, a staff of the defendant at his Abuja residence in Aso Drive.

In her evidence she said that sometime in 2019 Femi Fani-Kayode asked her to help in obtaining a medical report.

The second prosecutor witness said that she drafted out Fani-Kayode instructions using a pen and paper which she later forwarded to a friend to secure a medical report from Kubwa General Hospital.

Mr Oyedepo however pleads for an adjournment for him to tender the phone of which the witness used in reaching out to the defendant saying that he forgot the phone at EFCC office.

Justice Fadipe Abike therefore grants the request of the witness and adjourned the case to the 8th and 29th of April for the. continuation of trial.

Reporting by Wahab Akinlade , editing by Marian Benjamin