EFCC moves Fayose’s ally, Agbele, to Abuja after Lagos court grants him bail

Abiodun Agbele, an ally of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been moved to Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, it has been gathered.

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Agbele was moved to Abuja on Friday from the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, where he had been detained since his arrest earlier in the week.

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The relocation of Agbele was said to have been effected after he was ordered released by a Magistrate Court in Lagos once he either meets the administrative bail condition or after 15 days of not meeting it.

Agbele, according to available information, was arraigned by the EFCC at Magistrate Court 5 in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos to obtain a Holding Charge.

The EFCC was said to have requested for a holding charge for 30 days from the court.

However, Agbele’s lawyer, who was said to have got hint of the arraignment of his client before the court and made a surprise appearance, engaged the EFCC in legal fireworks that resulted in the Judge allowing the anti-graft agency to hold the accused for a maximum of another 15 days if he is unable to meet the conditions attached to the administrative bail granted him.

He was, however, said to have met the conditions before he was returned to the office of the EFCC in Lagos.

This was said to have necessitated his movement to Abuja where his detention would start afresh.

The expectation is that he would be taken to court for a fresh holding charge next week.

Agbele, according to information, was said to have volunteered a two-page statement to the EFCC on his role in the handling of the funds for the 2014 election of Fayose.

He was said to have insisted, like Fayose, that Zenith Bank Plc bankrolled the campaign.

He was also said to have insisted that he did not receive any money from the Office of the National Security Adviser for the election.

There had been controversy over the source of the funding for the election.

Over N4.7 billion was allegedly released to Fayose through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, for the prosecution of the election.

The anti-graft agency said it had established that Agbele was Fayose’s henchman who handled the funds for him.

This has led to the EFCC requesting Zenith Bank to freeze the operations of Fayose’s accounts with the Bank.

Fayose was accused of indicting the bank because it released the information requested by EFCC to the anti-graft agency, and which led to his accounts being frozen.

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9 Comments

  1. D manner in which pmb is attacking political opponents like Fani Kayode, Fayose,Dokpesi etc in the name of ‘fighting corruption’ excluding d serving/former governors and politicians frm d north including members of his cabinets signify that he is just initiating or reviving d culture of political witch-hunting. If this is d only method he know 2 ‘fight corruption’, then its laughable.

    • I think Henry need to be given award for his comment because it takes only reasonable people to understand the kind of politics PMB government is playing. In fact of a truth some Cabals have take over PMB government.

  2. Those it mean that any court ruling that do not favour PMB government should not be obeyed? This is not a government of justice but a cabalocrazy government which need a reorientation of ideology.

  3. PmB is a big disappointment and a disgrace.
    If GEJ had used courts and DSS and EFCC this way, the Buhari won’t even contest the 2015 election.
    His time is almost up

  4. We must obey court orders. However, legal manipulations are part of our legal system. The best lawyers know how to make the best of the system.

  5. People like ayomide, Henry and born to win are enemy of Nigeria progress. Mind your speech in the public comments and stop saying what you do not know or understand. What is the big deal in what the EFCC are doing??? only investigation. What is pmb involvement here ???. If you hate him it’s at your detriments. Let’s allow law to take course.70% Nigerians were suffering and you are still there praising or mocking someone. Let them retrieve the fund from them, their bloody thieves stop praising anybody, let’s be facing reality and support and praise EFCC for the job welldone. This country belongs to all of us. …….let’s stop misleading other readers both home and abroad. We can only mess them if they retrieve fund and not utilize it,

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