The former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s trial is most likely to begin at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, according to reports.

Former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose.

In advance of the trial, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is expected to do the needful this weekend by moving Fayose from Abuja to Lagos.

The EFCC confirmed on Friday to Adekka TV that Fayose has been served charges and trial notice.
The ex-governor is facing trial in connection with N1.299 billion and $5.3 million purportedly allocated to him by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) from N4.65 billion slush fund allegedly shared by ONSA.

Ayodele Fayose denied collecting $5.3 million from a former Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro.He was said to have only conceded knowing Obanikoro and his associate, Abiodun Agbele, who allegedly bought six choice properties for him in Lagos and Abuja.
He was also said to have confirmed during interrogation yesterday that Agbele purchased the properties for him.

Why speaking,the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren,also confirmed the filing of charges against Fayose.
“Fayose has been served with charges alongside his company, Spotless.”

But Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, said the former governor is waiting to be charged to court, whenever the EFCC is ready.
He claimed that the EFCC doesn't have evidence to prosecute the ex-governor.

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