Thursday, 23 June 2016
EFCC goes after Ayo Fayose’s wife
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will soon invite Feyisetan Fayose, wife of Ayo Fayose Ekiti state governor, PUNCH is reporting.
The newspaper said the first lady of Ekiti allegedly received N100m through an account which is operated by her and her husband.
It quoted the agency as saying the money, which emanated from the account of the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, was paid into the Zenith Bank account of Spotless Investment Limited on June 17, 2014, less than a week to the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti.
The money was paid into the company’s account with bank teller number 0540997 by one Abiodun Agbele, said to be an associate of the governor.
The two signatories to Spotless Investment Limited’s account are said to be Fayose and his wife.
“N100m was paid into the Spotless Investment Limited account with number 1010170969 at Zenith Bank. The two signatories are Fayose, with Bank Verification Number 22338867502, and his wife, Helen Olayemi, with BVN 22298990256,” the newspaper quoted a detective as saying.
As a sitting governor, Fayose cannot be prosecuted or arrested because he enjoys immunity.
“His wife, however, has no immunity,” the official reportedly said.
Fayose has denied collecting any money from Dasuki, saying Zenith Bank sponsored his election.
He dared the EFCC to produce evidence that he benefitted from the controversial arms deal.
The governor accused the agency of “acting a movie being scripted by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari”, but said he will fight to the end.