EFCC Freezes Fayose’s Account, Governor Lambasts FG

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the personal account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, and those of his associates.

The governor’s personal account at the Zenith Bank Ekiti branch was allegedly frozen on the order of the anti-graft agency, according to a source in the bank.

Fayose, who had earlier issued a cheque to make a withdrawal however was rejected with the aid of the financial institution, turned into forced to go to the bank placed at Onigari, GRA in Ado Ekiti himself, describing the movement as crook and illegal.

Bringing up phase 308 of the 1999 constitution, Fayose said he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor, and requested the federal authorities to fight corruption within the ambit of the law.

“I were given wind of the fact that the EFCC had located a restriction order on my private account and that of my pals. I came right here these days and i have been able to see it. This motion indicates that this government has no respect for the constitution because I experience immunity under section 308.

“I aid authorities combating corruption, but it needs to be inside the ambit of the regulation. You may inspect me, it’s far their right, however they have to wait till 2018, due to the fact I could be performed with the aid of then. They need to not be in a hurry due to the fact i will personally come to them for investigation.

“i have come to be a figure head in this u . S . A . That I don’t have everywhere to run to. This rascality of EFCC must stop. If they like, allow them to look at the complete international. Is it because they’re the sitting government now that no person can ask them questions? We will take every felony procedure to get things right.

“i’m now not leaving this bank until they give me a announcement of account. They ought to put it into writing because EFCC has no right under the law to freeze my account.

“They did no longer talk with me. They need to destabilise the state and we will use all prison approach to lead them to obey the constitution. They can look into me, however they are able to’t coerce me,” he said.

Fayose, who urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to look himself as a saint, alleged that the president’s wife, Aisha, changed into fingered in a money laundering scandal throughout the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

“Mrs. Buhari was accused of wiring $170,000 to (William) Jefferson’s account and the person has been convicted overseas. So Buhari and APC have to now not see themselves as saints,” he alleged.

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