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Fayose a Free Man After 13 Days in EFCC Custody

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Immediate past Governor of Ekiti state, Peter Ayodele Fayose has regained his freedom after 13 days in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ayo Fayose, an outspoken critic of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal government reported at the headquarters of the EFCC a day after his tenure expired as Governor of Ekiti state and was detained by the anti-graft commission.

The former governor was thereafter charged to a Federal High courts on eleven counts of fraud and misappropriation.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded until a bail hearing three days later.

At the bail hearing, Fayose was granted N50mn bail as well as a surety in like sum and his international passport was taken by the court.

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The former governor was also asked to provide a surety who must have landed property in Lagos. The surety is also required to have three-year tax clearance in Lagos.

Fayose was however unable to raise the funds immediately and remained in custody until Monday, October 29 when he was able to meet the bail conditions.

According to his aide, Lere Olayinka, the former governor filed all the necessary documents before the court for verification on Friday and was subsequently released by the EFCC on Monday.

His spokesperson tweeted, minutes after his release;

@OlayinkaLere, “Fayose just regained his freedom. He left the Federal High Court, Ikoyi a few minutes ago. We will meet @officialEFCC at the court from November 19. Thank you Nigerians.”

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