Monitored by heavy police presence, some protesters have locked down Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital demanding the resignation of the embattled Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The protesters chanting various anti- Fayose songs as they march around the city with different captioned placards.
The anti-graft agency is investigating Fayose over the sum of N1.2 billion which he allegedly collected from detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), through former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who is currently on self exile in the USA.
Some of the contractors from who Fayose got some kickback are resolved to open up and tender evidence
A source said: “EFCC has discovered payments to Signachorr and Stillearth Ltd., which sold property to Fayose, from Abbey’s account. In scrutinising Stillearth and Signachorr bank accounts, the commission discovered payment by Samchase Ltd., a contractor to the Ekiti State Government. Other three companies are also listed as paying for properties for Fayose.
“Stillearth and Signochorr claim payments by Privateer Ltd of Abbey Agbele and Simcheese are payments for property sold to Fayose by Stillearth.
“Fayose now fights Stillearth and Signachorr, accusing its owner of colluding with EFCC to make a case against him – just the same way he fights dirty with Zenith Bank, which he accused of funding his campaign but which the bank has vehemently denied.”
An official of Stillearth and Signachorr, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that the company is cooperating with EFCC on the matter. He said they couldn’t have done otherwise because “as a reputable company we have to cooperate with law enforcement agencies but I can assure you that we have done nothing wrong.”
The man said the company will not hide anything from EFCC since it was they engaged in a genuine transaction and did not know that the money Fayose paid was from kick-back or from the NSA’s Office.
He said: “I want to tell you that we are a reputable company and have nothing to hide. We engaged in genuine transaction with Mr. Fayose and all the documents are there.
“We will not hide anything from the EFCC or any government agency that may be interested in the matter because our hands are clean. Nobody is trying to implicate the Governor, he should own up now because we are not ready to play any dirty game with him as he did with Zenith Bank.”
The company chief accused Fayose of “trying to bring down people because he knows he is falling and has a failing government.”
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