Former governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose regains freedom

His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, shared the news on his Twitter handle, @OlayinkaLere, tweeted, “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.”

He was released Monday evening. Fayose was arraigned at a High Court in Lagos after he presented himself at the office of EFCC in Abuja.

Ayodele Fayose


He was later granted a N50 million bail, but failed to meet the conditions on Friday. Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, are facing an 11-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering amounting to ₦2.2 billion.


According to the EFCC, he received ₦1.2 billion to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Ekiti State, a sum the agency said he ought to have known formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act.

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