EFCC Re-Arraigns Fayose Before New Judge, Granted Bail

…..To Travel Abroad For Medicare


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday

re-arraigned former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose for alleged money

laundering, even as the court granted his application to travel abroad

for medical treatment.


The trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, also ordered the release

of Fayose’s international passport and that the passport be returned

to the court on September 16, 2019.


The re-arraignment followed the re-assignment of the case to Justice

Chukwujekwu Aneke after the prosecution expressed loss of confidence

in Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, who was previously handling it.


EFCC counsel, Mr. S. A. Adewale had told the court last Friday that

the prosecution was not ready for the arraignment, prompting the

adjournment of the matter till today.


Fayose was arraigned alongside a company, Spotless Investment Limited

today, on the same 11 counts, with which he was charged by the EFCC on

October 22, 2018,


He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and his counsel, Ola

Olanipekun (SAN) applied that he should be allowed to continue to

enjoy the bail earlier granted by Justice Olatoregun, to which the

EFCC counsel, Adebisi Adeniyi raised no objection.


Justice Aneke consequently admitted the former governor to bail in the

terms and conditions earlier granted by Justice Olatoregun.


The trial was adjourned till September 16, 17, 18 and 19 as well as

October 21 to 25, 2019.