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Alleged fraud: EFCC to seize houses belonging to Fayose

03 July 2016, 20:00

Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is reportedly set to approach the court to seize buildings belonging to Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose, which he acquired after he became governor on October 16, 2014.

According to Punch, investigators had identified six properties with purchasing papers that were skillfully prepared to deceive security agencies.

“We are closing in on the governor. Immunity does not stop us from investigating any sitting governor or president. And we have no apology to offer for doing our duty,” a source from the EFCC was quoted as saying.

This came as reports on Sunday indicated that Fayose’s estranged political associate, Tope Aluko, had rubbished claims by the governor that Zenith Bank sponsored his electioneering in 2014.

According to The Nation, Aluko said Fayose’s campaign was financed by the presidency through the office of the then National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki and some oil contractors.

"We know as a party that there was no record of Zenith Bank sponsorship of our elections," Aluko was quoted as saying.
Fayose's bank accounts as well as that of his close were recently frozen by the EFCC, with the governor openly reiterating that he was principally funded Zenith Bank.

The governor was being charged with the gross mishandling of funds of the account of the Office of the National Security Advisor.

- News24 Nigeria


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