Bail conditions: Fayose, former Ekiti gov spends weekend in prison

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
Bail conditions: Fayose, former Ekiti gov spends weekend in prison

Following his inability to meet his bail conditions before the close of work on Friday, former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will remain in prison throughout the weekend.

Fayose is being held in Ikoyi Prison in Lagos pending when he would meet his bail conditions.

On Wednesday, the former governor secured a bail of N50 million with two sureties with three years tax clearance.

He however could not meet the bail condition before the close of business.

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It was gathered that as at the time he met the condition on Friday, the judge had closed.

Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged involvement in financial scam to the tune of N2.2 billion.

He is standing trial at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, headed by Mojisola Olatoregun.

He has an 11-count charge against him and he has since denied being guilty.

In granting him bail, the judge ordered that apart from the provision of two sureties, he should deposit his international passport with the court.

It would be recalled that Fayose submitted himself to the EFCC on October 16 shortly after his tenure as governor of Ekiti State expired.

The submission was in fulfillment of his promise to do so immediately he left office, having realised that he was being probed for alleged corruption.

His immunity as a governor could not allow the anti-graft body to prosecute him while he was in office.

He was dramatic about his visit to the EFCC office when he spotted a t-shirt with the inscription:  “EFCC, I am here.”

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