Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has said that it has traced ₦1.2b into his accounts, part of the money which former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Sambo Dasuki to the Zenith Bank account of governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.
The Commission said that so far, it has concluded investigations into such account which the Governor allegedly used on #Ekitigate.
The EFCC has since ordered the governor’s account frozen after tracing ₦500m from Dasuki, which was paid into his Zenith Bank for the Ekiti Election Fraud.
The anti-graft commission has said it has the right under the law to freeze the account of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State despite the immunity he enjoys from prosecution.
The EFCC was reacting to claims by Fayose that the EFCC, which had placed embargo on the operation of his account with Zenith Bank Plc, has no right to do so because he enjoys immunity.
The Commission said Fayose’s immunity does not extend to any suspicious account he runs being frozen.
This was disclosed in an interview by the spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said fayose’s account has being used to move funds unaccounted for and that the EFCC has the right to investigate any governor whose account is being used to move funds, adding that “Immunity does not prevent EFCC from investigating suspicious accounts of those enjoying immunity, and Fayose cannot be an exception.”