Home2023 Elections#Court grants Fayose leave to travel out amid N2.2bn fraud allegation

#Court grants Fayose leave to travel out amid N2.2bn fraud allegation

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has granted permission to former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose leave to travel abroad for further medical treatment.

Justice C.J. Aneke granted the leave on Monday, May 8, 2023, after receiving a motion to that effect from Ola Olanipekun (SAN), the attorney for Fayose, who was represented at the Monday hearings by Mr. Ahmed T.

Since 2018, Fayose, shortly after he had completed his second term as governor, along with his company, Spotless Investment Limited, had been the subject of an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He was accused by the EFCC of laundering N2.2 billion, which he allegedly used in his 2014 reelection.

In the charges, the EFCC alleged, among others, that Fayose, on June 17, 2014, “took possession of the sum of N1, 219, 000,000 to fund your 2014 governorship campaign in Ekiti State, which you reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act, to wit: criminal breach of trust/stealing.”


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