Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has been released on bail from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after spending 13 days in its custody.
Fayose walked into the head office of the commission in Abuja on October 16 to answer questions based on alleged money laundering and abuse of office.
Fayose was arraigned before a Federal High sitting in Lagos last week on an 11 count charge of conspiracy and money laundering amounting to N2.2 billion. He was granted bail in the sum of N50 million after he pleaded not guilty to the allegation contained in the charge against him. Fayose’s lawyer, Mr. Mike Ezekhome, SAN, confirmed his release saying that his client is in high spirit.
His words: “I was with Fayose today (yesterday) and I can confirm to you that all the conditions set for his bail has been met. I can tell you that he is in high spirit. He promised me that he will continue to fight on behalf of the Nigerian masses. “He vowed that he will fight impunity in this government to a standstill. He affirmed to me that he is stronger now and more determined to fight lawlessness. He asked me to get it out there that he is not one of those that can be intimidated with the EFCC.”
his released was disclosed in a tweet by his media aide, Lere Olayinka on Monday.
Olayinka said the ex-governor would return to court on November 19.