The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has claimed that he has N382 million in his two bank accounts frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly being used to launder funds.
Claiming that the freezing of his accounts with Zenith Bank by the EFCC was aimed at wearing him out and silencing him as the voice of the opposition, he expressed confidence that he would overcome the battle.
Fayose challenged the anti-graft agency to make public the statement it extracted from the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, as well as from his (Fayose’s) personal account details to allow the public know their contents.
He stressed that this would reveal whether Dasuki truly wired funds to the former Minister of State (Defence), Musiliu Obanikoro or any other person for onward transmission to him (Fayose).
According to a statement issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the Governor spoke at the weekend during an interview programme on a radio station based in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, FRESH FM.
He challenged the EFCC to carry out what he termed “responsible investigation” rather than engaging in “mind games” and “media trial through their commissioned newspapers” to tarnish his image.
Fayose said the alleged onslaught against him was also intended to set the public against him, saying: “Some failed Ekiti politicians now resume every day at EFCC office to concoct stories” to run him down.
He claimed that contrary to what was fed the general public, the total amount in his two accounts frozen is N382 million comprising N300 million in his fixed deposit account and N82 million in his other account.