EFCC ready to charge Fayose to court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has served charges on Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state.

An official of the commission, who disclosed this to TheCable, said Fayose was served with the charges on Friday evening.

The official, who craved anonymity, said the ex-governor would be arraigned in court next week.

Fayose has been in custody of the agency since he handed over power on Tuesday. He voluntarily showed up at the office of the anti-graft agency over allegations of N4.7 billion fraud.

He had said he was prepared to stay for as long as the agency was willing to keep him. He arrived at the commission’s headquarters with a bag of his clothes.

Three days after he turned himself in, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, released pictures of houses Fayose allegedly bought with the money he purportedly received from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.

Uwujaren said the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against the former governor.

“In the course of investigating corruption allegations against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose, especially the N1.3billion which he collected from the office of the National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, the Commission unearthed evidence that he laundered the funds into the acquisition of properties in choice locations in Abuja and Lagos,” Wilson had said.

Mike Ozekhome, Fayose’s lawyer, said efforts were in place to secure his release.