Friday, 25 October 2019
Fayose hired a witness - EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday accused former Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose of committing one of the witnesses in power.
Fayose's N2.2 billion fraud trial was resumed Monday in the Lagos Federal Superior Court, nearly a year after the trial's opening for the first time before Judge Mojisola Olatoregun.
However, EFCC lawyer Rotimi Jacobs told Judge C.J. Aneke on Friday that the anti-theft agency had decided to use another witness instead of the one allegedly committed by Fayose.
According to Mr. Jacobs, Fayose allegedly met and threatened the witness, Adewale Aladegbola, van bus driver from Zénith Bank, Ado Ekiti branch.
Jacobs stated that the alleged threat caused the driver to give Judge Olatoregun a different testimony than he had given to the EFCC during the investigation.
Fayose was sued for the first time on October 22 for 11 charges of receiving and retaining $ 1.2 billion and $ 5 million of funds stolen by the National Security Counsel (NSA)'s office against the law on money laundering.
He was charged with his company, Spotless Limited.
He pleaded not guilty to the same charges and was allowed to remain on bail, which had already been granted by Justice Olatoregun.