The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released pictures of some houses which Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, allegedly purchased through illegal means.
Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, released the pictures on Wednesday, saying the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against the former governor.
Uwujaren alleged that Fayose purchased the properties with the money he purportedly received from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.
The EFCC released the pictures a day after the former governor arrived at its head office in Abuja, in company with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and a former minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, among other well-wishers. Fayose had in September promised to report at the anti-corruption agency’s office after handing over government to his successor, Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Meanwhile, the media aide to the former governor, MrLere Olayinka, says his boss has since denied the allegations and insisted that he should be charged to court. Olayinka accused the EFCC of subjecting Nigerians to media trial whenever they lack concrete evidence to sustain court trial. He added that claims that the former governor bought houses with public funds are not true.
Olayinka challenged the anti-graft agency to charge Fayose to court and get him prosecuted with the evidence at its disposal.