Court Turns Down EFCC’s Plea To Seize Fayose’s Passport

Court Turns Down EFCC’s Plea To Seize Fayose’s Passport

Court Turns Down EFCC’s Plea To Seize Fayose’s Passport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday  made a futile bid to  convince the Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti to confiscate the international passport of the former Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The former governor is facing the criminal charge of alleged misappropriation of the sum of  N1.2billion being the sum of money earmarked for the state’s integrated poultry project while he was in  the office.

When the matter came up for hearing, the anti graft prosecution counsel, Mr. Adeniyi  Adebisi from Rotimi Jacobs Chambers, had raised the objection before Justice Adamu Hobon over the former governor’s  consistent   holding  of  international passport, despite court’s pronouncement that the passport be deposited  in its custody.

According to the counsel, one of the major  conditions reached to secure bail for  Fayose at EFCC office in Lagos  was that,  his international passport should be in the court’s custody pending the determination of the case.

In his ruling, Justice Hobon averred that  the status quo should be maintained since no reported case of abuse had been reported against the former Governor by EFCC.

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