[News] : Fayose paid Ozekhome’s N75m in GTBank from arms fund loot – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has asked Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos not to unfreeze Mike Ozekhome’s record in Guaranty Trust Bank containing N75m.

EFCC said the cash was a piece of the N2.26bn arms acquisition finance, which a previous National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), supposedly plundered.

EFCC likewise guaranteed to have followed N1.22bn out of the N2.26bn Dasuki plunder to Fayose, paid through a previous Minister of State for Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro.

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EFCC said this in a counter-sworn statement it documented contrary to an application by Ozekhome looking for the unfreezing of his record.

Ozekhome’s GTB account had, since February 7, 2017, been solidified by the EFCC on the request of Justice Anka.

Ozekhome, in response, moved toward the court expressing that the activity of the EFCC was illegal, had no lawful avocation, and was a gross infringement of areas 36, 37 and 41 of the 1999 Constitution.

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Notwithstanding, EFCC, through one of its prosecutors, Idris Mohammed, said however it had before secured a between time arrange from Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos to stop Fayose’s record, the senator, through Ozekhome, went before Justice Taiwo of the Ado Ekiti Division of the Federal High Court to acquire a request to unfreeze the record.

The EFCC prosecutor said in spite of the way that Fayose knew that it had instantly requested Justice Taiwo’s decision, the representative still proceeded to disperse some portion of the hostile assets, paying a total of N75m to Ozekhome who helped him to secure Justice Taiwo’s unfreezing request.

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EFCC said Ozekhome should have “sensibly realized that the N75m was exchanged to him” from Fayose’s record, which the EFCC asserted was utilized to hold continues of wrongdoing and kickbacks.

Equity Anka suspended till 7, 2017 for hearing for the situation.

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