Alleged Money Laundering Against Former Governor of Ekiti State

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), filed a case against the former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

The former governor, alongside Spotless Investment Limited, is faced with an eleven (11) count of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and theft.

The hearing was yesterday, in a federal high court sitting in Lagos. A banker, named Johnson Abidakun, narrated to the court how the former governor in April 2016, allegedly invited his bank to move cash worth ₦200million from his residence to the bank.

Mr. Abidakun, who is the Head of Operations at the bank in Ado Ekiti branch, told the court that his duty was to oversee three (3) units, funds transfer, cash and teller, and customer services.

Mr. Abidakun stated that on hearing there was an assignment to be carried out and such huge amount of money was to be moved urgently, he immediately called the cash officer to arrange for policemen, which they arrived in 30 minutes.

Under cross-examination by Fayose’s lawyer, Mr. Ola Olanipekun, (SAN), Mr. Abidakun affirmed that he did not personally go to Fayose’s house but delegated Adewale Aladegbola to lead the team. Justice Aneke adjourned further proceedings till today.

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