The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday sealed off some properties allegedly belonging to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. The sealed properties were marked with red ink and had written on them: “EFCC under investigation KEEP OFF ABJ-HQ FAFI.”
The buildings include a block of two-storey commercial complex located opposite the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission; the NTS Event Hall and Hotel, Fajuyi; Our Peoples 104.1FM, Fajuyi; and a building beside Spotless Hotel, GRA, Ado Ekiti. Others are a twin-building behind the Government House at the GRA; a two-storey commercial building at the Okesa Market; and a petrol filling station, whose land the Muslim community had on Sunday alleged was taken away from them.
The sealed buildings marked by the EFCC were not less than 12. The trial of Fayose for alleged theft and money laundering began at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday. The EFCC alleged that the former governor benefited to the tune of N2.99bn from the arms fund allotted to the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
The former governor was accused of collecting the amount to finance his re-election as governor in 2014.