Unseal Governor Fayose's Properties - Court Orders EFCC

Days after a Federal High Court in sitting in Ekiti ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to unfreeze the account of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, another federal court in Abuja has ordered the anti-graft agency to unseal his properties.

According to Vanguard,  Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ruled on an application made by Fayose’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome. He said that the interim orders which were made on July 20, and reaffirmed on August 3, were made to last for 45 days to enable EFCC carry out its investigations.

He said the orders were to elapse on September 3, and EFCC had not made an application for an extension of the order.

“I hold that in the absence of an application to renew it, the interim attachment orders had elapsed on September 3. Consequently, all the attachments, seizure, forfeitures and occupation of the said property and accounts are nullity,” he ruled.

He, however, stated that it would be a different matter if the EFCC still occupied the property based on the order of a court of other jurisdiction.

He blamed EFCC which obtained a similar order from Justice Okon Abang court for not telling the judge they had obtained an order that elapsed on September 3, when they approached him on November 3.

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