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Court rejects Fayose’s bid to defreeze accounts

29 June 2016, 09:55

Ekiti - A Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti has declined the request by Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose to de-freeze his account frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nation reports.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered the EFCC and Zenith Bank, the first and second defendants, to show cause on July 4 why the order being sought by Governor Fayose should be refused.

He held that the order being sought by the plaintiff (Fayose) was a mandatory one, hence the defendants must be heard before the order is given.

Justice Taiwo said he understood that Fayose enjoyed immunity and that the court could adjudicate on the matter as canvassed by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, but held that the relief he sought was a mandatory order of the court.

Also read: Fayose's Zenith Bank account details leak online

The details of how Fayose of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) ferried huge sums of money from Zenith Bank and other accounts have surfaced online on Tuesday according to a report by News24.

Fayose's bank accounts as well as that of his close allies were frozen by the anti-graft agency with the governor openly reiterating that he was principally funded Zenith Bank Plc.

Contrary to Fayose's claims that his close associate, Abiodun Agbele who is currently being incarcerated and interrogated by the EFCC served as a middleman between him and Zenith bank in the election funding operation, Agbele's name remain absent on his account history during the gubernatorial election campaign period.

- News 24


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