EFCC hunts for Fayose's sister over N200m mansion

EFCC hunts for Fayose's sister over N200m mansion

- The EFCC's file to the court indicated that a mansion in Abuja in the name of Mrs. Moji Ladeji  belongs to Fayose

- The anti-graft agency said it was a way to cover his track

- Fayose's sister is expected to explain to the EFCC her role in the case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has started the hunt for Mrs. Moji Ladeji who is the sister of Governor Ayodele Fayose over a N200m house located at 44 Osun Crescent, Maitama in Abuja.

According to Sahara Reporters, it was allegedly bought by Fayose from proceeds of corrupt practices but the title documents of the house bear the name of Fayose’s sister.

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Court documents submitted by the EFCC indicated that Fayose made this move in order to cover his track.

An EFCC source said that although Fayose’s sister was based in the UK, she would have to report to the EFCC to answer to how involved she was.

The source said: “We have been able to establish that the house was bought from the proceeds of corrupt practices. The house was, however, bought in the name of Fayose’s sister. We need to question her to determine her level of involvement.

“We know that she is based in the UK but she comes to Nigeria quite often. We want her to come and tell us her side of the story.”

Fayose has been fingered in the on-going investigation in the disbursement and misappropriation of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms through the office of the national security adviser.

Sambo Dasuki has been arrested and detained in connection to the issue while Musiliu Obanikoro reportedly gave N1.219 billion to Fayose.

Meanwhile, Alade Sunday who is a compliance officer of a bank in Akure, the Ondo state capital revealed that money was delivered to Fayose in court on Thursday, November 17 during the prosecution of Biodun Agbele who is an ally of the Ekiti governor.

Premium Times reports that at the resumption of the trial headed by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the witness said N2.5 million was transferred to Mr. Fayose’s account on June 11, 2014, and N90 million on June 23, 2014.

Mike Ozekhome who is the counsel to Mr. Agbele cross-examined Sunday who added that N1million was paid into Fayose’s account on June 2 while another N895,315 was paid into the account on June 5,2014.

He however agreed with the defence counsel that the account was active before Fayose became governor.

“The monies were packed in Ghana must go and green trampoline bags in two aircraft.

“It took us about 45mins to offload the bags from the aircraft with the assistance of Olaolu Omotosho, and some security guards that followed Agbele whose name I cannot remember

“After our discussion at the airport with the former minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and Agbele, one Adewale A.O who introduced himself as the ADC to Obanikoro accompanied us, while Agbele insisted that the monies be counted.

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“It was after we counted the money that we deposited it into the various account numbers he gave us including that of governor Fayose.”

Source: Naij.com

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