EFCC Has A Go-Ahead Order To Detain Fayose For 2 Weeks
It isn’t looking good for one of President Buhari’s top critics, former governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.
He has been in Abuja at the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s headquarters since leaving office on Tuesday answering questions on alleged corruption.
And now, The Punch newspaper is reporting that the anti-graft agency has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep the former governor for two weeks.
The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that Fayose could spend longer than two weeks in custody.
The Punch report quotes an undisclosed source as saying: “We have obtained a court order to hold Fayose for at least two weeks pending investigation. He could be released earlier or later than two weeks depending on the outcome of investigation.”
Fayose is under probe for allegedly receiving 1.3 billion naira from the Office of the National Security Adviser through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, during the build-up to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.
However, sources within the commission revealed to that Fayose was also under probe for allegedly receiving kickbacks from government contractors through his aide, Abiodun Agbele, who is currently standing trial for fraud.
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