Fayose’s 3rd Day: EFCC Uncovers Properties Traced To Fayose
Nigeria News – Fayose’s 3rd Day: EFCC Uncovers Properties Traced To Fayose
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released photos of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose properties as it digs deeper into the graft accusation against him.
On Wednesday, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Spokesman for the Commission, released copies of the pictures.
The Spokesman for the Commission said the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against the former governor.
Uwujaren alleged that Mr Fayose purchased the property with the money he purportedly received from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
“In the course of investigating corruption allegations against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose, especially the N1.3billion which he collected from the office of the National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, the Commission unearthed evidence that he laundered the funds into the acquisition of properties in choice locations in Abuja and Lagos,” The Spokesman for the Commission alleged.
In company with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and a former minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, among other well-wishers, Fayose arrived at EFCC head office in Abuja. The EFCC released the pictures a day after.
In September, Fayose had promised to report at the anti-corruption agency’s office after handing over government to Governor Kayode Fayemi, his successor.
The media aide to Fayose, Mr Lere Olayinka, says his boss has since denied the allegations and insisted that he should be charged to court.
“Today is his second day in EFCC custody and I can say that his spirit is high, and his will remains very strong,” he said on Wednesday.
The media aide: “The commission has started its usual lies by claiming that it discovered houses bought by Fayose with public fund.
“Nigerians should recall that in 2016, operatives of this same EFCC attempted to seal up a guest house located at Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, claiming that it belonged to Fayose. Whereas, the building belonged to a retired Army general.”