The Money Laundry trial of Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has been delayed following the absence of the trial Judge in a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday. The trial scheduled for continuation on Monday could not go on as the trial judge was attending a conference. A new date will be slated for the trial in due course.
The Former Governor is undergoing trial for N6.9billion fraud and money laundering charges. Recall the Former governor had earlier been indicted before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun alongside his Company, Spotless Investment Ltd., on 11, counts connecting to fraud and money laundering offenses by EFCC. He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on October 24, 2018 in the sum of N50 million with sureties in like sum.
Fayose was however re-arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke in July 2019 following a petition from EFCC.
The commission is still leading witnesses in evidence. In December 2021, EFCC summoned the 11th witness who recounted how an associate of the former governor bought properties worth millions of naira.