Following an alleged refusal of Zenith Bank to honour his cheque, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Saturday said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again frozen his personal accounts with the bank.
Mr Fayose said Zenith Bank claimed to be operating based on a directive from the EFCC.
This development follows the dismissal of the motion for stay of execution of the judgment unfreezing the accounts by a Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo while ruling on the motion filed by the EFCC against his judgment unfreezing the accounts and delivered on December 13 said that “once a judgment is being executed, you cannot stay the execution again.”
Fayose said, “This is the impunity we are condemning. The bank and the EFCC got all the judgments of the court, but the agency still harassed the bank to act against the law. If I sent somebody with a cheque, they could give excuse but I was there myself; acts of impunity such as this cannot continue. We will challenge them.”
He added that he had received revelations that he would be “number one” in the country.
On his recent election as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Governors’ Forum, Fayose said, “ By the grace of God, we are going to reposition our party. The PDP is only a sleeping giant and when it wakes up, those mocking us now will quake. Charlatans who are one leg in, one leg out and causing confusion in the party would have to decide where to belong.”
In a related development, the governor pledged the release of N20 million for the renovation of Ekiti State’s NYSC orientation camp at Ise/Emure even as he called on the Federal Government to review corps members’ monthly allowance from N19,500 to N50,000.
This, according to him, is necessary the current allowance can no longer sustain them as Nigeria continues to grapple with recess