EFCC to re-arraign Fayose June 28 over N6.9bn fraud – Court

Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 28 for re-arraignment of a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, over charges of N6.9billion fraud.

Mr Fayose was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 22, 2018 before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offences.

The former governor had denied the charges and was granted bail on October 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.

So far, the prosecution has called 13 witnesses out of 15 listed after opening trial on November 19, 2018.

Fayose’s case was transferred to a new judge by Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-kafarati, following a petition for transfer by EFCC.

The new judge for the case, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, has fixed June 28 for Fayose’s re-arraignment.