The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has opened an investigation on the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, and his wife, Feyisetan.
According to online news platform, The Cable, Fayose’s aides including the state’s commissioner of Finance, Toyin; the state’s accountant general, Oluyemisi Owolabi; and his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, are also being investigated.
The Cable reported that some letters dated July 20, 2018, and addressed to the managing director and the chief compliance officer of Access Bank Plc reveal that EFCC is also investigating the governor for abuse of office.
The EFCC listed four Access Bank accounts being run by “Ayodele Peter Fayose”, and about five accounts in the same bank, being run by “Feyisetan Helen O. Fayose”, believed to be the wife of the governor.
Sources also revealed that similar letters were also sent to other major banks in the country, where the governor and his loyalists run personal transactions.
Some of the letters referenced “CR:3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG-TA/VOL.57/254” and “CR:3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG-TA/VOL.57/258” requested that the banks’ compliance officers should report at the EFCC economic governance section on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 10 days after the just concluded Ekiti elections.
It was gathered that the details of accounts of the governor and his loyalists, including their statements of accounts, bank verification, and any other relevant information were requested.