Alleged N2.2bn fraud: Fayose accused of threatening Zenith Bank’s driver


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said a bullion van driver with Zenith Bank, Ado-Ekiti branch, Mr Adewale Aladegbola, was threatened and compromised by ex-governor Ayodele Fayose.

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EFCC alleged this at the resumption of proceedings in Fayose’s trial for alleged N2.2 billion fraud.

The former Ekiti governor was indicted for using the said sum purportedly a slice of the diverted $2bn arms procurement cash to fund his election in 2014 governorship poll in the state.

Aladegbola, who was the anti-graft agency’s witness in the case had at the proceeding before the last made a dramatic volte face.

EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, on Friday in the court told Justice C.J. Aneke that the Zenith Bank driver’s about turn, was due to Fayose, who threatened and compromised him.

“It is only in our country that this type of things happen; the witness before Olatoregun J. was compromised by this defendant,” Jacob said.

Justice Aneke adjourned till November 28, 2019 for ruling.


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