The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revisited a fraud case tied to former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Foyose.
This is coming after a former EFCC operative, Abubakar Madaki, told a Federal High Court how a whooping N1,219,000,000 was handed to Fayose in cash by former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Fayose’s firm spotless investment, alongside himself are being investigated for a N6.9 billion naira fraud.
Obanikoro in an earlier testimony had revealed to the court how N1.2 billion was taken by Fayose in an helicopter.
Tendering more evidence Friday, Madaki who is the 13th Prosecution Witness had narrated to the presiding judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of how Fayose had bought a N270 naira property in Abuja and allegedly deposited a 100 million in a fixed account.
Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, the EFCC operative stated that between the 17th and 27th of June 2014, a total sum of N150million cash deposit was lodged into the bank account of the 2nd Defendant (Spotless Investment Limited), by one Biodun Agbele, an aide to the former Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The witness also revealed that another N168 million was deposited to Fayose’s company account on the 24 of august 2016.
He maintained that the money was released from the impress accounts in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and was part of monies under the control of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
Talso revealed that while Fayose, the 1st Defendant, has claimed that the N1,219,000,000 received from the former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro was meant for campaigns for his party, the PDP, his claim was still under investigation.
“In our investigation, we contacted the People’s Democratic Party secretariat in Abuja. The party denied receiving any money from the National Security Adviser, or the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The party also said it did not give any campaign money to Senator Musiliu Obanikoro to give to the first defendant,”
“So the funds moved from Diamond Bank to Zenith Bank were the funds that came from the impress account which is under the control of the office of the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck, Jonathan, Colonel Sambo Dasuki.”
He further said an opportunity had been given to the second defendant to explain the source of the funds entering the accounts, but they had failed to provide concrete information.