New reports confirm that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Feyisetan Fayose, wife of Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose and his top aides.
According to TheCable, Feyi is being investigated alongside others to include Lere Olayinka, spokesperson to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state’s commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state’s accountant general and Kayode Ojo, the former commissioner for works in the state, who was sacked by Fayose in July 2017.
All those being investigated according to some sources are being investigated on allegations of money laundering and abuse of office.
Some of the letters seen by TheCable, dated July 20, 2018, and addressed to the managing director and the chief compliance officer of Access Bank Plc reveal that EFCC is also investigating the governor for abuse of office.
The EFCC listed four Access Bank accounts being run by “Ayodele Peter Fayose”, and about five accounts in the same bank, being run by “Feyisetan Helen O. Fayose”, believed to be the wife of the governor.
Sources also revealed that similar letters were also sent to other major banks in the country, where the governor and his loyalists run personal transactions.
Some of the letters referenced “CR:3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG-TA/VOL.57/254” and “CR:3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG-TA/VOL.57/258” requested that the banks’ compliance officers should report at the EFCC economic governance section on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 10 days after the just concluded Ekiti elections.
Insiders also revealed that the banks were asked to present the details of accounts of the governor and his loyalists, including their; statement of account, bank verification, and any other relevant information that may help the investigation.
Fayose is said to have many allegations to answer, including; money laundering, abuse of office, misuse of bailout funds, electoral fraud from the 2014 governorship election (EkitiGate), and the N1.3 billion poultry fraud.