Sources at Nigeria’s premier anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have revealed that a personal account at the Zenith Bank of Nigeria of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, was frozen in connection with over N1.2billion he took in 2014 from the disgraced National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to prosecute his re-election as governor.
Several of the operatives said the action came at the end of agency’s year-long investigation into the matter.
Our sources claim Mr. Fayose received huge sums of money from the office of the NSA that was meant for arms procurement, with which he meticulously bribed security officials and voters to get into the Ekiti governorship for the second time.
At least three security agencies which investigated the fraud found that the governor stole monies meant for national security, and deposited them into his personal account. N500m was traced to the now-frozen Zenith Bank account.
Meanwhile, it was reliably disclosed that the money found in the account was about 4billion Naira. This was coming at a time when workers in Ekiti, the State presided over by Fayose have not received their slaries for five months and are currently on strike. It was also gathered that Fayose’s son’s account was frozen with over 200million Naira found in the account with no recognised means of income for the young man who is in his very early 20’s and drives a 40million naira Range Rover jeep.