Justice Rita Ofili Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State, has deferred judgment in the case of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, till 1 July, 2015.
She told the court Thursday afternoon that she could not deliver judgment in the case, as earlier scheduled, owing to the absence of the lead prosecution counsel, Mr. Festus Keyamo, in court.
“It is proper for the entire parties to be around for the judgment, I feel this is the right thing to do. it is better to have everyone present for the judgment”, she said.
Fani-Kayode is facing trial on a two-count charge bordering on money laundering. His trial began in 2008 before Justice Ramat Mohammed of the same court.
He was accused by the EFCC of laundering about N100 million while he was the Minister of Culture and Tourism and later, the Minister of Aviation.