N3.3bn Fraud: Fayose’s lawyer expresses displeasure over transfer of case to another Judge

One of the lawyers to Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti State, who is standing trial for alleged N3.3 billion, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), today, said the Court’s Chief Judge, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, committed constitutional error for transferring the case to another judge for trial.  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had commenced the trial of Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, on an 11 count charge of alleged N3.3 billion fraud before Justice Cecilia Mojisola…

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N6.9bn fraud: Zenith Bank manager narrates how he received N1.2bn for Fayose

A manager with the Akure, Ondo State branch of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Sunday Alade, today, narrated before a Federal High Court, Lagos, how the sum of N1.2 billion was allegedly moved to his branch in 2014. Alade, who was the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) 11th witness in the trial of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayo Fayose, gave the vivid account of how the money was moved into his bank while being led-in-evidence by Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN). Fayose alongside his company, spotless Limited, are…

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N6.9bn Fraud: Court admits dead man’s statement in Fayose’s trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos today, admitted and marked as exhibit J, the extra judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the ongoing trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.  Fayose is being tried before Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun’s court by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) . The former governor was first arraigned before the court on October 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited, on 11 counts. He had pleaded not guilty to the…

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N6.9bn Fraud: I was Investigated for financial crimes  -Obanikoro

A former Minister of State for Defence , Senator Musiliu Obanikoro Tuesday, admitted before a Federal High Court in Lagos, that he was investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for being privy to illicit transfer of funds. Obanikoro made the statement while giving evidence in the criminal trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.  Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited, on 11 counts.…

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Court grants Fayose N50m bail, fixes Nov. 19, for commencement of trial

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, October 24, granted bail in the sum of N50 million  to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, standing trial on charges bordering on alleged N6.9billion electioneering campaign  fraud.  Fayose was arraigned on last Monday, October 22, by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited,  on 11 counts bordering on the offence. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, while the court had adjourned the case for hearing of his bail application. Meanwhile, the court…

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Attack on NASS coup against democracy, Nigeria under worst govt ever – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has described today’s invasion of the National Assembly by armed security men as a coup against democracy as well as Nigeria and its people, saying those with history of collapsing democracy in the country must not be allowed to truncate it now. The governor, who reacted to NASS invasion through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Nigeria was obviously under the worst government ever in its history. Governor Fayose said events of late had proven the unprecedented desperation…

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