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EFCC: Re-arraigned former Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned former Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti over alleged N6.9 billion fraud and money laundering.

Fayose, however, pleaded not guilty before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos, who granted him leave to travel overseas for medical examination.

That the EFCC first arraigned Fayose on Oct. 22. 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd. on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering.

He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on Oct. 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.

The prosecution opened its case on Nov. 19, 2018, and had called 13 of the 15 witnesses it listed, when the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati transferred the case from Olatoregun to Aneke, following a petition by the EFCC.


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