JUST IN: Fayose Regains Freedom
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has regained freedom after spending 13 days in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Fayose, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering and abuse of office, walked into the commission’s head office in Abuja on October 16.
He was subsequently flown to Lagos and arraigned at a Federal High Court in Ikoyi.
The court on Wednesday granted him a N50 million bail.
He was asked to provide a surety with landed property in Lagos. His guarantor is also required to have three-year tax clearance in Lagos. He could not fulfil his bail condition immediately.
Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the former governor, said he regained freedom on Monday evening.
Writing via his Twitter handle, Olayinka said the former governor will return to court on November 19.