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Ayo Fayose released after two weeks with EFCC – Local

Former Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has been released from Ikoyi Prisons.

This was made known by his new media aide, Lere Olayinka on Twitter on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Speaking after his release in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said that he is prepared to face trial.

The former Governor also thanked Nigerians for their support, adding that his current  travail is part of the price he has to pay as a leader.

Vanguard reports that Fayose promised that he will not miss any court sitting and pledged not to let Nigerians down.

Appearance in court

The EFCC arraigned the former Governor before the court on Monday, October 22, 2018 on an 11 count charge.

Fayose is being accused of receiving money illegally to fund his 2014 governorship campaign from the Office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

ALSO READ: Return N1.3bn Dasuki money, EFCC tells Fayose

Fayose makes Bail

The former Governor was however granted bail on Wednesday, October 25, 2018, by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi.

Fayose was slammed with a bail bond of N50 million, and was asked  to present two sureties who have landed properties, and have three years tax clearance in Lagos state.

EFCC I’m here

The former Governor surrendered himself to the EFCC after his tenure as Governor of Ekiti state ended on October 16, 2018.

Trial of his case will commence on November 19, 2018.


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