Court Refuses Application To Unfreeze Gov. Fayose’s Accounts



A Federal High Court sitting in Ekiti has refused an application to unfreeze Gov. Fayose bank accounts and also summoned EFCC to show cause on July 4.

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, had dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Zenith Bank Plc to court over the freezing of his accounts. Fayose via his  lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), had applied that his account be unfrozen.

Hower, the Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti refused the application but rather ordered that the EFCC and Zenith Bank appear before it on July 4 to show cause why Fayose’s demands on the freezing of his accounts should not be granted.
The EFCC had alleged that the accounts were used in receiving about N4.7 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser, adding that its investigation traced the fund to part of that used for the prosecution of the election that produced Fayose as governor in 2014.


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