Indications that the former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose would be arraigned in court next week has emerged.
This came in wake of a revelation that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised charges against the former governor has served him the charges on Friday.
Fayose has been in custody of the agency since he handed over power on Tuesday. He voluntarily showed up at the office of the anti-graft agency over allegations of N4.7 billion fraud.
He had said he was prepared to stay for as long as the agency was willing to keep him. He arrived at the commission’s headquarters with a bag of his clothes.
Three days after he turned himself in, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, released pictures of houses Fayose allegedly bought with the money he purportedly received from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.
Uwujaren said the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against the former governor.
“In the course of investigating corruption allegations against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose, especially the N1.3 billion which he collected from the office of the National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, the Commission unearthed evidence that he laundered the funds into the acquisition of properties in choice locations in Abuja and Lagos,” Wilson had said.
Mike Ozekhome, Fayose’s lawyer, said efforts were in place to secure his release.