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Court okays seizure of Fayose's assets

03 August 2016, 15:28

Abuja - The Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday ruled that the temporary order of attachment granted in relation to some identified assets of Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose did not violate Section 308 of the constitution, Nation reports.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said the intention of the immunity clause granted to some public office holders is not to shield them from investigation by security agencies for the purpose of obtaining evidence for future uses.

He gave the ruling on Tuesday on an application by Fayose, whose lawyer Mike Ozekhome (SAN), had sought to vacate the order of interim attachment granted by the court on July 20 to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The order was in relation to the EFCC’s investigation of some activities of the governor and some of his associates.

The affected property to which the order relate, include four sets of four-bedroom apartments at Chalets 3, 4, 6 and 9, Plot 100, Tiaminu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos.

News24 previously reported that the EFCC seized houses worth millions of naira belonging to Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The properties were located in affluent areas of Lagos and Abuja.

The houses were seized as part of the ongoing investigation into the N1.219 that Fayose allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser when Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retired).

This came as the governor said he remained unmoved by the alleged media trial adopted by the EFCC against him, according to reports on Saturday.

- News 24


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