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Alleged Fraud: How We Moved N200m From Fayose’s Residence – Banker

Former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on the EFCC workplace in Abuja on October 16, 2018.


A banker, Johnson Abidakun, has testified within the resumed trial of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose on allegation of N2.2bn fraud.

Abidakun, who labored as Head of Operations on the Ado Ekiti Department of Zenith Financial institution advised Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke how N200m was moved from Fayose’s residence someday on April 2016.

The banker was known as in by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) because the fifth witness within the ongoing trial of the ex-governor.

Led in proof by the prosecuting counsel, Adebisi Adeniyi, the witness stated that when the cash was introduced from the residence of Fayose, it was counted and its complete amounted to N199.5 million

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He stated that whereas detailed counting was ongoing, Abiodun Agbele, (named within the physique of the cost) got here in with one Taofeek, and gave directions that the cash is to be credited to an organization known as Nonetheless Earth Ltd, with Taofeek as depositor, following directions by Fayose.

The witness stated that after counting the cash, it was then deposited within the account of Nonetheless Earth, including that since Taofeek couldn’t write he was assisted to fill identical within the financial institution.

Underneath cross-examination by the defence counsel, Mr Ola Olanipekun (SAN) the witness advised the court docket that he had by no means been to the residence of the primary defendant earlier than the interval the cash was conveyed.

When requested if it was the directions acquired from Oshode he had handed on, he answered that he solely confided in one other employees of the financial institution known as Aladegbola Adewale.

In response to him, he confided within the stated Aladegbola as a result of he (Aladegbola) knew the vacation spot the place the cash was to be picked up however by no means knew the quantity.

When requested the place the stated Aladegbola is presently, he advised the court docket that he had resigned from the financial institution.

Trial will proceed tomorrow, Friday, March 6.

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