Fayose drags EFCC, Zenith Bank to court


The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Zenith Bank Plc to court over the freezing of his accounts.

The case was filed on Tuesday on behalf of Fayose by constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), at the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti.

The Court ordered that the EFCC and Zenith Bank should appear it on July 4 to show cause why Fayose’s demands on the freezing of his accounts should not be granted.

Fayose is seeking the de-freezing of the accounts.

The EFCC had alleged that the accounts were used in receiving about N4.7 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

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 2014.