Governor Fayose Loses Bid To Stop EFCC Investigations.

An ex parte order sought by Governor Ayo Fayose administration to stop the investigation of the finances of the state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been declined by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti.

 

The court, presided over by Justice Cornelius Akintayo refused to grant the order on grounds that all the defendants in the case should be put on notice to prepare for their defence at the court.

 

The judge consequently adjourned the suit to August 23 and ordered all parties in the suit to appear before him when the Motion on Notice would be heard.

 

The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, OwoseniAjayi, had filed the suit to stop the anti-graft-agency from investigating the accounts of the state government.

 

The plaintiffs also sought the relief on an order stopping the arrest of the Commissioner for Finance, Accountant General and the managers of the affected banks.

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