Appeal Court gives EFCC permission to freeze Fayose’s account

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An Appeal Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, has directed the freezing of the personal bank account of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The appellate court faulted the judgement of a Federal High Court, which ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to de-freeze the governor’s bank account.

The Appeal Court okayed the appeal of the anti-graft agency against the judgement of the Federal High Court, that it has no powers to freeze the account.

The EFCC, dissatisfied with the ruling had approached the appellate court to set aside the ruling of the lower court. The agency had argued that the order contradicted that of Justice M.B. Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which gave the commission the legal backing to freeze the accounts until investigations were concluded.

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