EFCC assembles 22 witnesses to testify against Ayodele Fayose

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has assembled 22 witnesses to testify against the immediate-past Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in court.

The anti-graft agency is set to arraign the former governor before the Federal High Court in Lagos today for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn.

It alleged that Fayose took possession of the money “to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign.

Among the witnesses lined up to testify against Fayose is a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and a former Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc, Alex Otti.

Also to testify is Ayotunde Owope, said to be Fayose’s account officer.

According to the EFCC, Owope opened a bank account for Fayose and he will give evidence on how funds were transferred from one account into another.

After his arraignment today, EFCC is expected to start calling its witnesses.

Fayose will be standing trial alongside a firm Spotless Limited.

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