By David Olalekan.
Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose was re-arraigned today by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering, after the case was re-assigned to Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, following the EFCC’s loss of confidence in Justice Mojisola Olatoregun who previously handled proceedings.
The court in its sitting today, granted Fayose’s application for permission to travel abroad for the treatment of an undisclosed ailment, while emphasizing that the former governor must return his international passport to the court on or before September 16.
Justice Aneke adjourned until September 16 to 19 for trial.
Recall that Fayose, alongside his company, Spotless Limited was charged in October 2019 on an 11-count charge of receiving and keeping N1.2billion and $5million stolen funds from the office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) contrary to the Money Laundering Act.
The ex-Ekiti governor pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was granted bail by the previous handler of the case, Justice Olatoregun.