Thursday, October 24, 2019

Witness Reveals: How They Moved ₦1.2 Billion For Fayose

Witness Reveals: How They Moved ₦1.2 Billion For Fayose

A witness in the ongoing trial of a former governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayose, has narrated how ₦1.219 billion was moved for him in an aircraft.

The witness who is an official of a bank said the evacuation was done at the instance of Abiodun Agbele, an aide to Fayose in a bullion van to the airport.

He said a former minister of defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was also present at the airport during the evacuation of the money by the bank. According to the witness, Agbele provided the bank with three different bank accounts - Privateer Nigeria Limited, Spotless Investment Limited and “a personal account of His Excellency (Fayose) - for the money to be deposited.

He also mentioned Fayose as his wife, Olayemi, as signatories to the account of Spotless Investment Limited.

Following the end of his cross-examination by the examiner, Rotimi Jacobs, the judge over the matter, Justice C.J Aneke adjourned further proceedings till Wednesday, October 23.

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that a witness called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for Fayose's trial said the statement he gave while in detention and evidence made available to the court were what he was told to say.

Lawrence Akande said had earlier told the court that he was called by Fayose and told that there would be a business transaction in his account in the Akure branch of the bank.

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