Fayose Meets Bail Conditions, Regains Freedom From Detention


Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State has regained his freedom after meeting conditions attached to his bail.

Mr Fayose has been in detention for two weeks. He willingly submitted himself for probe at the Abuja Headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, annouced the freedom of his principal on Monday evening.

“Fayose just regained his freedom. He left the Federal High Court, Ikoyi a few minutes ago. We will meet @officialEFCC at the court from November 19. Thank you Nigerians,” Mr Olayinka said in a tweet.

Mr Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, are facing an 11-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering amounting to N2.2 billion.

According to the EFCC, he received N1.2 billion to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Ekiti State, a sum they agency said he ought to have known formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act.

The former governor was arraigned at a High Court in Lagos State. He was later granted a N50 million bail, but failed to meet the conditions on Friday.

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