Great Victory!!! Buhari Unstable As Fayose Humiliates EFCC, Over Latest Groundbreaking Court Judgement

By Post Nigeria December 14, 2016 08:48

Great Victory!!! Buhari Unstable As Fayose Humiliates EFCC, Over Latest Groundbreaking Court Judgement

It was great victory for the embattled Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday, December 13, as a Federal High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, ordered that the personal accounts of the Governor be de-frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Recall, that Fayose’s personal accounts were frozen by the anti-graft agency, on June 21, 2016, over his alleged connection to the controversial $2.1 billion arms deal diversion, by the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who gave the order in a suit filed by the Governor, through his Counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, said the rights of the Governor had been unconstitutionally infringed upon, considering constitutional privileges of his office.

According to Justice Taiwo, rather than the EFCC to order the freezing directly through a third party, he (the Governor), should have been investigated, describing Fayose as, “a genuinely deprived person, who rushed to the court to seek constitutional protection.”

Justice Taiwo said: “I hereby give a mandatory order, directing the respondents jointly or severally, to immediately de-freeze, unblock, and make operational, both accounts belonging to the applicant.”

He declared that apart from the immunity which Fayose enjoyed as a sitting Governor, under Section 308 of the constitution, it was wrong for the EFCC to have gone ahead to seize his two accounts perpetually, without prior primary investigations.

Fayose’s Lead Counsel, Ozekhome, in his reaction, described the judgment as the best to be so made against the EFCC in history, saying, “it would checkmate the agency against years of brazen arbitrariness, and excesses.”

Meanwhile, the EFCC has indicated its intention to appeal the Ado-Ekiti Federal High Court judgement, ordering it to de-freeze some bank accounts of Fayose.

In a statement by its Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, he said the agency was expecting a Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgement, to enable it proceed on appeal.

The statement reads: “The attention the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has been drawn the order by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, of the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, asking it to de-freeze the accounts of Governor Ayo Fayose.”