Fayose’s accounts remain frozen until… As court adjourns till September 30 for hearing

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State will still not be able to operate his personal accounts for now, following the adjournment of the case he filed against the freezing of his account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

When the matter came up at the Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, the EFCC and Zenith Bank, first and second defendants respectively, who were ordered to make appearance in the matter when it came up on June 28, appeared and filed counter-affidavits in the matter.

Rotimi Oyedepo, who appeared for the EFCC, said in complying with the order of the court, “we have filed a 10-paragraph affidavit with nine different exhibits,” and added that the processes had been served on the applicant.

Oyedepo added that in reaction to the motion on notice in which the applicant was asking that the suspension on his account be lifted, his clients had also responded by filing a counter affidavit with one exhibit and a written address, which he said had also been served on the complainants.

In reaction, counsel for Governor Fayose, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the court that he received the counter affidavit only “three minutes” earlier and asked for time to go through the document.

He sought for adjournment, saying “it is only proper that we be given an opportunity to traverse everything they have alleged and with the bulky document, they have foisted an adjournment on us.”

Ruling on the application, Justice Taiwo Taiwo adjourned the matter to September 30 for hearing.