Fayose Vs EFCC: 'Seized Houses, Radio Station Belong To Innocent People'
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed the property of the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.
Some of the property allegedly owned by Fayose include: a hotel and event centre at Fajuyi area, two houses located at government Reservation Area (GRA) and a radio station People’s 104.1 FM and a two-storey building in Okesa area of the town.
The EFCC officials decked in their red jackets were seen at about 10.35 am placing a sealing order on the properties at Okesa/Fajuyi area.
The official seal pasted on the said properties read: “Order from EFCC: This structure is under investigation, keep off”.
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 anti-graft agency of “sealing innocent people’s house.”
“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.
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.
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