The governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, disclosed on Monday that his personal account with Zenith bank has been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
On Sunday, the governor accused the EFCC of making arrest threats against some officials of his government. He further alleged that there was a plot to detain his associates indefinitely, force them to make incriminating statements against him while “feeding the public with orchestrated fake reports.”
“Certain top functionaries of the Ekiti State government and some important members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, and some associates of mine, have now been pencilled down for arrest and indefinite detention by the EFCC under the guise of investigating the funds spent by the PDP on the June 21, 2014 governorship election and the Presidential election,” Fayose said at a press conference in Abuja.
He further stated that the plot against him is being coordinated through the offices of the secretary to the government of the federation and the attorney-general of the federation, and is being led by some politicians from Ekiti State, “including an Ekiti born Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and self-professed human rights activist and a Special Adviser to the Vice President.”
The EFCC is yet to speak on the allegations by Fayose and has not commented on whether it has indeed frozen the governor’s account.
My personal Account of at Zenith Bank has been frozen courtesy of Buhari led APC tyrannical govt.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) June 20, 2016