EFCC after Fayose’s sister over N200m Abuja mansion

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently on the lookout for Mrs. Moji Ladeji, the sister of Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose, The Punch reports.

The anti-graft agency wants Mrs. Ladeji who is based in the United Kingdom to explain her involvement in the purchase of a N200m house located at 44 Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, a highbrow area in the nation’s capital.

Court documents show that the building was purchased in the name of Fayose’s sister, a move the Commission claims was carried out by the governor to cover his tracks.

A source in the EFCC stated, “We have been able to establish that the house was bought from the proceeds of corrupt practices. The house was, however, bought in the name of Fayose’s sister. We need to question her to determine her level of involvement.

“We know that she is based in the UK but she comes to Nigeria quite often. We want her to come and tell us her side of the story.”

The EFCC alleged that Fayose used part of the money he received from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) through former Minister of State for Defence Musiliu Obanikoro to purchase the property.

The anti-graft agency also alleged that Fayose received kickbacks from some contractors in the state.

The affidavit reads in part, “The applicant (Fayose) also used the name of one Mrs. Moji Ladeji (the applicant’s sister) to acquire a property situated at 44 Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, from the proceeds of the alleged offences of receiving gratification and kickbacks.

“Apart from fraudulently retaining the sum of N1,219,490,000.00, being part of the N4,745,000,000.00, stolen from the treasury of the Federal Government through the Office of the National Security Adviser, the applicant (Fayose) has also received gratification in form of kickbacks from various contractors with the Ekiti State Government such as Samchese Nigeria Ltd., Tender Branch Concept Nig. Ltd., Hoff Concept Ltd. and Calibre Consulting Limited.”

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