The Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) according to fresh reports has seized some of Ekiti state governor’s property, which is worth up to 1.35 billion naira.
These properties are reportedly located in highbrow areas of Lagos and Abuja. Four in Lagos and two in Abuja.
According to the Nation, all the said houses were paid for by Abiodun Agbele, the detained associate of the governor who is also currently under investigation.
According to Sources the duplexes were “acquired within 180 days in office by Fayose.”
“We have discovered that he paid for the houses through his associate’s company, De-Privateer Limited of Agbele.
“De-Privateer remitted slush funds into three accounts including FCMB (0519693019), First Bank of Nigeria (1000070240) and Zenith Bank (1014016919).
“The payments were made as follows: First Bank—N40m (29/1/15); N39.5m (30/1/15); N132.5 (30/1/ 15); N3.2m (4/2/15); N980, 000(4/2/15); N200m (17/2/15); N47m (13/2/15); N50m (13/2/15).
“The lodgements in an account in Zenith Bank (1014016919) included N42.5m (9/4/15); N25m (23/4/15); and N229m (6/3/15).
“About N200million was paid into FCMB account 0519693019 on March 9, 2015.”
It was also said that the anti-graft agency seized the properties by invoking sections 28 and 34 of the EFCC (Establishment Act) 2004 and Section 13(1) of the Federal High Court Act, 2004 which empower the anti-graft agency to invoke Interim Assets Forfeiture Clause.