Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s ally, Abiodun Agbele, wired N1.35billion into three accounts to pay for four of the five duplexes the governor allegedly bought in Lagos; it was learnt yesterday.
The fifth duplex, which cost about N200million, is in Abuja.
The laundering of the cash was staggered to, detectives believe, cover up the details from the prying eyes of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC uncovered the lodgments in these accounts: FCMB belonging to Siqnachor (0519693019), First Bank of […]
The Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti yesterday refused to unfreeze Governor Ayo Fayose account, as it adjourned hearing in the case involving the governor and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the freezing of two accounts belonging to and operated by the governor in Zenith Bank Plc.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo adjourned the case till September 30, 2016 on the request of Fayose’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who sought for adjournment to be able to respond to issues […]
Abiodun Agbele, an ally of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been moved to Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, it has been gathered.
Agbele was moved to Abuja on Friday from the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, where he had been detained since his arrest earlier in the week.
The relocation of Agbele was said to have been effected after he was ordered released by a Magistrate Court in Lagos once he either meets […]
President of God’s Fountain of Life Bible Mission, International Incorporated, Bishop Sam Oyede, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, stepped beyond its bounds in freezing the personal bank account of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
He noted that the country was currently grappling with the problem of Niger Delta Avengers, Fulani herdsmen’s menace, Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, agitations and warned the EFCC against further heating up the polity by posing as a witch-hunting agency.
Speaking with […]
The Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Zenith Bank plc to “show cause why an order ex parte to unfreeze the governor’s accounts should not be granted.”
According to Lere Olayinka, Spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), counsel to Fayose, had filed an ex parte order, deposed to last week by Bimpe Olatemiju, seeking a mandatory order de-freezing the account belonging and operated by the Governor pending the […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Mr. Abiodun Agbele for allegedly helping Governor Ayodele Fayose to handle over N1.219bn during the Ekiti State governorship election in 2014.
According to the EFCC Agbele is Fayose’s closest friend.
The N1.219bn was said to be part of the N4.7bn that was diverted from the impress account of the Office of the National Security Adviser and deposited into the bank account of a company belonging to the sons of a former Minister of State […]
Members of the National Assembly caucus in the Senate and House of Representatives from Ekiti State have faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for freezing Governor Ayo Fayose’s personal bank accounts.
The lawmakers alleged the action was without a valid court order.
In a statement issued yesterday and signed on behalf of the caucus by Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, in Abuja, the lawmakers described the freezing of the governor’s account as illegal and an affront to the […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced three posh houses to an associate of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The houses, one in Abuja and two in Lagos, are believed to have been bought with part of the N1.219 billion pumped into the 2014 governorship election.
The cash was believed to be from the office of the National security Adviser.
Fayose has denied having any dealing with the office, while Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) was in charge.
The cash, detectives believe, was […]
Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, has described the public conduct of Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, as shameful.
Sheriff was responding to statements by Fayose to the effect that he was removed as chairman because he was scheming for the 2019 presidential ticket of the PDP and was also baiting some party chieftains with the vice presidential ticket.
But at a media briefing in Abuja yesterday, Sheriff said, “I am ashamed at the […]
Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is legally right to freeze the account of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Falana made the declaration in a statement titled: “Fayose’s Shallow Defence” issued in Lagos on Thursday while reacting to the governor’s claim that the agency acted illegally because he enjoyed immunity as a governor.
Falana contended that the governor, by various statements credited to him since the incident occurred has given further credibility to the […]
The Dean of Faculty of law, Enugu state University of Science and Technology, ESUT, Prof Frank Asogwa, has said the constitution empowers the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to freeze the account of any sitting governor if suspected to be invlved in illegal financial practice and money laundering.
The don was reacting to a statement by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who on Monday revealed how he was unable to conduct financial transactions at a Zenith Bank branch in […]