|Gov Ayo Fayose|
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).arrest Gov Ayo Fayose close friend Mr. Abiodun Agbele is reportedly detained at the Lagos office of the EFCC.
Ekiti state Govenor Fayose’s spokesman, Lere Olayinka also confirmed the arrest.
Agbele was said to have collected the sum of N1.219bn during the Ekiti State governorship election in 2014. on behalf of Fayose and paid the money into the account of Fayose, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the time.
In a statement, Olayinka said: “As already noted that, Governor Ayodele Fayose does not have anything to do with the N1.219bn as acclaimed by EFCC, Gov. Fayose may not be able to travel abroad for a while because of the ongoing investigation of about N4.745billion allergy funds traced to him, ex-Minister of Defence Musiliu Obanikoro and company linked to Otunba Iyiola Omisore
One could recall that EFCC alleged that Obanikoro conveyed about N1.219bn on an aircraft and handed it over to Agbele for onward delivery to Zenith Bank during Ayo Fayose campaign.
On June 26, 2014, Agbele lodge sum of N137m into a Zenith Bank account, with Account Number 1003126654, belonging to Gov. Fayose with teller number 0556814.
On June 17, 2014, Agbele also lodge sum of N100m into Account Number 1010170969 belonging to Spotless Investment Limited, Gov Fayose firm and Feyisetan his wife,
On June 18, 2014, Agbele also lodge sum of N219, 490, 000 into the account of De Privateer Limited with Account Number 1013835889 and teller number 0505890. The company allegedly belongs to Agbele. On June 19, 2014, he also made a deposit of N300m into the same account while a third deposit of N200m was made into the same account on June 23, 2014.
The Special Adviser, Public Communications and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, to the media that governor fayose condemned the arrest of his friend Agbele.
“Gov Fayose is already technically watch-listed by the EFCC. His immunity does not go beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“ Nigeria now has a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty(MLAT) with many countries and we are not obliged to make the list available to any governor or political office holder.
“He has the option of staying at home or taking a risk to travel abroad like some governors did in the past and face the wrath of the law. Some of these slush funds drawn from the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) have their accounts domiciled outside Nigeria. read more