N6.9bn Fraud: EFCC seals Fayose’s properties

EFCC have sealed Ayodele Fayose's property in Ado-Ekiti
Former governor Ayodele Fayose
EFCC have sealed Ayodele Fayose's property in Ado-Ekiti
EFCC have sealed Ayodele Fayose’s property in Ado-Ekiti

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed properties belonging to the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.

Fayose was arraigned by the anti-graft agency at the Federal High Court, Lagos, on October 22 on 11 counts over alleged N6.9 billion fraud.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the court granted him bail in the sum of N50 million with one surety in like sum.

The former governor, while reacting to EFCC’s action, accused the the anti-graft agency of “sealing innocent people’s house.”

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“Just been informed that operatives of @officialEFCC in collaboration with APC govt in Ekiti are going about sealing houses of innocent people in the state, under the guise that the houses are linked to me. This is another wild goose chase & the usual media campaign against me,” he tweeted.

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He also alleged that the anti-graft agency is working with the ruling All Progressives Congress government in Ekiti in another “wild goose chase and the usual media campaign” against him.

“It is only in our country that an anti-corruption agency will first go about sealing houses before determining the ownership, which can be done so easily by visiting relevant agencies,” Fayose said.