Fresh facts have emerged into the seizure of Zenith Bank account belonging to Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday.
A credible source within the financial institution who did not want his identity revealed because it was against the ethics of his profession to divulge such confidential information to the public, had told Daily Correspondents on Tuesday morning that huge sums of money that could be used to pay Ekiti workers’ 5-month old salary arrears were traced to a private account operated by Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose and some of his closest aides.
Our source further hinted that the lid was blown open to the EFCC by an Ekiti-born banker, who was not happy with the suffering of Ekiti workers in his state while Fayose continue to cry he was broke.
He said as soon as the EFCC was alerted on the matter, they immediately send their team of investigators to the financial institution to investigate the accounts where they later uncovered huge sums of money running into billions of naira.
Only yesterday Fayose while speaking at the premises of Zenith Bank, Ado-Ekiti, where he had his personal account, claimed that he had gotten winds of plans by the Presidency to freeze his account some days earlier.
The Governor said, he had earlier issued a counter-cheque to make withdrawal and was rejected by the bank located at Onigari, GRA in Ado Ekiti, describing the action as criminal and illegal.
Citing Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, Fayose said he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor, urging the federal government to fight corruption within the ambit of the law.