A lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has described the freezing of accounts belonging to Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, as illegal.
Adegboruwa in his reaction said to freeze an account, there must be an order of court.
Continuing, he said: “For the court to make an order, there must be papers (court process) filed in court and signed by the judge.
“Section 308(1)(a) says no suit can be instituted against Fayose in any court in Nigeria. So, no process of court can be issued, signed or served, if it bears Fayose’s name, in his personal capacity.
“By sections 26-34 of the EFCC Act, a suspect must have been arrested for his account to be frozen. By section 308 of 1999 Constitution, Fayose cannot be arrested and his bank account cannot be frozen.
“We must encourage EFCC to act according to law, or else we go into full blown dictatorship.
“There is no controversy in this matter. EFCC should de-freeze the account, pile up its investigations and wait for Fayose to complete his tenure. Pure and simple.”