The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose,
on Tuesday sued the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
and Zenith Bank before a federal high court in Ado-Ekiti, over the freezing of his personal bank account.
The court ordered that the EFCC and
Zenith Bank should appear before it
on July 4 to show cause why it should not grant Fayose’s request that the freeze on his account be lifted.
The EFCC had alleged that the accounts were used in receiving about N4.7 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA). The anti-graft agency said its investigation traced the
fund to part of that used for the prosecution of the election that
produced Fayose as governor in
The governor has however insisted
that his election campaign was funded directly by Zenith Bank, and not the office of the NSA. The governor is being represented by
Mike Ozekhome (SAN).