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Court Denies Fayose Bail, Trial Adjourned Till Wednesday



The trial of former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has been adjourned till Wednesday after he lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

The charges leveled against Fayose by the EFCC were stealing, receiving money from Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister, criminal breach of trust, illegal acquisition of property in Abuja and Lagos and illegally acquiring property in the name of his sister in Abuja, among others.

As earlier reported by Naija News, Fayose pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

Subsequently, Kanu Agabi, his counsel, filed a bail application on behalf of his client but Mojisola Olatoregun, the presiding judge, said the application would be considered later since he is entitled to bail.

She ordered that Fayose should remain in EFCC custody till Wednesday.

Recall the former governor had walked into the head office of the commission in Abuja on Tuesday and has been in custody since then. He was flown to Lagos on Sunday and brought to the court amid heavy security presence.

Fayose refused to speak with reporters while he was escorted out of the court by EFCC officials and armed policemen.

Many of his supporters trooped to the court but could not gain access.

Source: Naija News