Court Rejects Fayose’s Request to Stop EFCC Probe




Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has turned down
an ex parte order sought by the Ayodele Fayose
administration to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) from investigating the finances of the
state.
Justice Cornelius Akintayo refrained from granting an ex-
parte 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,
this year and ordered all parties in the suit to appear before
him when the Motion on Notice would be heard.
The suit was filed by Ekiti State Attorney General and
Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi, to stop the
impending investigation of the accounts of the state
government by the EFCC.
Another relief sought by the plaintiffs was an order
stopping the arrest of the Commissioner for Finance,
Accountant General and the managers of the affected
banks.
Defendants in the suit including the Speaker of the House
of Assembly, EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices and
Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Department of
State Services (DSS), Commissioner for Finance,
Accountant General and five banks doing business with
state government and the managers of those banks.
The plaintiffs were represented by Barrister Ejelonu, a
lawyer in the chambers of the Attorney General held brief
for Ahmed Raji (SAN) who argued the motion ex parte.

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