Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode has denied reports that he agreed to return N26m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Reacting to the report in a statement, Kayode said the case was adjourned in the Abuja Federal High Court and that he did not settle with the EFCC.
He said : “Reports that are coming out of MITV that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has agreed to return 26 million naira to the EFCC in an attempt to settle his case at the Abuja Federal High Court out of court with them are false.
“The matter was adjourned in the Abuja Federal High Court today primarily because a new lawyer in the person of Mr. Ahmed Raji SAN was now handling the case and he needed time to be properly briefed on the matter and to go through the file. Under no circumstances will Chief Fani-Kayode pay any money back to EFCC or any other government agency because he never collected any money from any government agency in the first place.
“The reports are false, embarrassing and mischievous.”