EFCC Unfreezes Fayose’s Account, Governor Withdraws N5m

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Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Following a Federal High Court judgment ordering the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s account, the governor on Thursday stormed the Zenith Bank to make withdrawals.

The governor, who arrived the bank at about 1.21 pm in company with his Chief of Staff, Mr Dipo Anisulowo, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Owoseeni Ajayi and his security aides, withdrew the sum of N5 million via counter-cheque.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo had on Tuesday handed down the directive which expressly compelled the unfreezing of the account on the strength that the governor according to Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, enjoys immunity.

Fayose didn’t give the management of the bank any notice before the surprise visit, but it was reliably gathered that he had on Wednesday given them a copy of the court judgment.

Details later…