Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has claimed that he has N382 million in his two bank accounts frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for being allegedly used for money laundering.
Fayose alleged that the freezing of his accounts with Zenith Bank by the EFCC was aimed at wearing him out and silencing him as the voice of the opposition. He was confident that he would overcome the battle.
He challenged the EFCC to make public the statement it extracted from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) as well as from his (Fayose’s) personal account details to allow the public know their contents.
Publishing Dasuki’s statement, he said, would reveal whether Dasuki truly wired funds to the former Minister of State (Defence), Musiliu Obanikoro or any other person for onward transmission to him (Fayose).
A statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said Fayose spoke at the weekend during an interview programme on a radio station based in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, FRESH FM.
He challenged the EFCC to carry out what he called “responsible investigation” rather than engaging in “mind games” and “media trial through their commissioned newspapers” to tarnish his image.
The governor said the alleged onslaught against him was also intended to set the public against him, saying: “Some failed Ekiti politicians now resume every day at EFCC office to concoct stories” to run him down.
Fayose claimed that contrary to what the general public is made to believe, the total amount in his two accounts frozen is N382 million made up of N300 million in his fixed deposit account and N82 million in his other account.