The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may soon invite the First lady of Ekiti state, Feyisetan Fayose, for questioning over N100 million – purportedly deposited into an account operated by her and her husband, Governor Ayodele Fayose.
According to the anti-graft agency, the money was paid into the Zenith Bank account of the Fayoses on June 17, 2014, by one Abiodun Agbele, an associate of the governor, less than a week to the Ekiti governorship election in 2014.
The money is said to have originated from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
The Zenith Bank account was opened in the name of Spotless Investment Limited, with Fayose and wife being the signatories to it.
A detective within the EFCC told Punch that, “N100m was paid into the Spotless Investment Limited account with number 1010170969 at Zenith Bank. The two signatories are Fayose, with Bank Verification Number 22338867502, and his wife, Helen Olayemi, with BVN 22298990256.”
Fayose’s Zenith bank was recently frozen by the anti-graft agency in connection to the investigation into the use of public funds by the Peoples Democratic Party for its election campaigns.
While the anti-graft agency cannot try the Governor as a result of the immunity attached to his position, his wife can be questioned and if possible, put on trial – if she’s found complicit in illegal dealings.