• How Fayose’s ally wired N1.35bn into several accounts to acquire properties

    How Fayose’s ally wired N1.35bn into several accounts to acquire properties

    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 […]

  • EFCC moves Fayose’s ally, Agbele, to Abuja after Lagos court grants him bail

    EFCC moves Fayose’s ally, Agbele, to Abuja after Lagos court grants him bail

    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 […]

  • EFCC arrests Fayose’s ally over alleged N4.7bn fraud

    EFCC arrests Fayose’s ally over alleged N4.7bn fraud

    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 […]

  • NASS caucus faults EFCC on Governor Fayose’s accounts

    NASS caucus faults EFCC on Governor Fayose’s accounts

    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 […]

  • EFCC Traces Three Mansions To Fayose’s Associate

    EFCC Traces Three Mansions To Fayose’s Associate

    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 […]

  • Fayose’s public conduct shameful – Sheriff

    Fayose’s public conduct shameful – Sheriff

    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 […]