that two former ministers, Nenadi Usman,
and Femi Fani-Kayode, be remanded till
Friday when their bail applications would be
The two ex-ministers as well as Danjuma
Yusuf and a firm, Jointrust Dimensions
Nigeria Limited, were on Tuesday arraigned
by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, on a 17-count charge
bordering on conspiracy, stealing, corruption
and making cash payments exceeding the
amount authorized by law.
Mrs. Usman is a former minister of finance
and director of finance of the Peoples
Democratic Party Presidential Campaign
Organization in the 2015 election.
Mr. Fani-Kayode is a former aviation
minister. He also served during the 2015
election as director media/publicity of the
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization.
They are alleged to have stolen and illegally
disbursed about N4.9 billion belonging to the
Federal Government of Nigeria.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the
charges preferred against them.