Fayose Freed From EFCC Custody, Having Met Bail Conditions
The immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Peter Ayodele Fayose, has regained his freedom from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, having satisfied all the requirements of the bail condition.
According to his aide, Lere Olayinka, the former governor filed all the necessary documents before the court for verification on Friday and should be out of EFCC custody on Monday.
A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Mojisola Olatiregun on Wednesday granted Fayose N50 million bail and ordered him to deposit his travelling passport with the court as part of his bail conditions.
He was arraigned on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office.
The EFCC had alleged that Fayose received illegal funds for his 2014 governorship campaign, among other allegations of benefiting from proceeds of money laundering.
The court’s ruling on Fayose’s bail application lasted less than 30 minutes.