Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has arrived the federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Fayose arrived around 8:30am in a White Toyota Hiace bus with an Abuja number plate: BWR-630AT.
He was in company of officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and officers of the Nigerian Police Force.
Fayose is facing an 11-count charge and is standing for trial with Mr. Abiodun Agbele (now facing another charge) and Spotless Limited. Both men are accused of receiving the sum of N1, 219, 000, 000.00 to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign, which, according to the EFCC, Fayose ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act.
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Fayose arrives court in Lagos for his trial (Photos)
Fayose is also accused of receiving a cash payment of $5, 000, 000 from the then Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on June 17, 2014 in Lagos which sum exceeded the amount authorized by law.
The EFCC also alleged that he retained a fixed deposit account No: 9013074033 with Zenith Bank Plc, and had the sum of N300, 000, 000.00 in it. It is alleged that Fayose and Spotless Limited between June 17, 2014 and August 4, 2014 in Lagos, took control of an aggregate sum of N317, 000, 000.00 by depositing same into the Zenith Bank Plc’s Account No: 1010170969 belonging to Spotless Investment Limited, a company controlled by him and members of his family.