Ayodele Fayose vs EFCC: Embattled Ex-Ekiti Governor Arrives Court
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.
On Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office.
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He was accused of misappropriating N30.8 billion while in office but the ex-governor denied this and pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.
Subsequently, Kanu Agabi, Fayose’s counsel, filed a bail application on behalf of his client but Mojisola Olatoregun, the presiding judge, rejected the application and ordered that Fayose should remain in EFCC custody till Wednesday.
Fayose was brought to court straight from the EFCC custody, where he had been detained since last week when he submitted himself to the anti-graft agency, shortly after the expiration of his immunity from prosecution.