The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, released pictures of houses allegedly belonging to former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The houses were said to have been acquired from the illegal money he received from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) under the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesman who released the pictures on Wednesday, the houses were discovered in the course of the probe being carried out on Fayose.
Said he: “In the course of investigating corruption allegations against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose, especially the N1.3billion which he collected from the office of the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, the Commission unearthed evidence that he laundered the funds into the acquisition of properties in choice locations in Abuja and Lagos.”
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Fayose was, on Wednesday, in his second day in the custody of the EFCC.
It would be recalled that Fayose reported to the EFCC headquarters for probe on Tuesday immediately his tenure expired as the governor of Ekiti State.
About a month before the expiration of his tenure, he had written to the EFCC, giving assurance that he would submit himself for probe.
There had been reports of his alleged involvement in financial malpractices, but as a governor he enjoyed immunity against probe.
However, in recognition of the fact that his immunity expired on the day he left office, he submitted himself for probe.
Dramatic as usual, he stormed the office of the EFCC, spotting a t-shirt with the inscription, “EFCC, I’m here.”
He was accompanied to the office of the anti-graft commission by Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.