Precious Chikwendu,Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife arraign for cybercrime
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The estranged wife of ex-Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu, was arraigned in court on Thursday by Nigeria police.
Chikwendu was arraigned before Justice Obiora Egwuatu at the Federal High Court, Abuja on five counts charges bordering cybercrime but she however pleaded not guilty.
The prosecuting counsel, Mr Victor, however prayed the court for a date to commence trial while Chikwendu should be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre.
Upon this statement, The counsel for Chikwendu, Alex Ejesieme, SAN, described the application as funny.
“I am surprised that counsel is making this funny application.”
The senior lawyer told the court that he had filed an application for bail and that the prosecution had been served.
He said the prosecution only served him the counter affidavit on Wednesday and he had replied with a further affidavit and a reply on points of law. He claimed that the late service of the counter affidavit by the prosecution was a ploy to have his client remanded in prison.
Ejesieme further prayer the court that Chikwendu should not be remanded in prison since she had never breached the terms of the administrative bail granted her by the police.