Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose on Thursday stormed the Ado-Ekiti branch of the Zenith Bank to make withdrawal from his hitherto frozen account following a Federal High Court order asking the bank to de-freeze the Governor’s account. Governor Fayose, who made a withdrawal of five million Naira in cash, “I came to the bank after serving them the court order that my money should be given to me immediately without delay and I have made up my mind that I won’t leave this bank until I collect my money. “They have done the needful and I have written a cheque to get some the money, which they have given to me, confirming that they have obeyed the court order,” he told newsmen at the premises of the bank. He also thanked Nigerians for standing with him and against what he described as the recklessness of the EFCC. “I want to thank Nigerians, my supporters and people who believed in my cause that Nigerians should not be oppressed. “The rascality of EFCC must stop. This over-zealousness must stop. I want to thank Zenith Bank for obeying the court orders.” A Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti had on tuesday,ordered that Governor Fayose’s accounts in Zenith Bank be de-frozen with immediate effect. wi The accounts were frozen by the EFCC in June 2016. The judge said the EFCC action breached the governor’s fundamental rights to fair hearing, as the commission did not make him a party to the proceedings for the interim freezing of the account. He said that the EFCC suppressed facts by not disclosing to the court that granted the interim freezing order that the two accounts that were frozen belonged to a Governor who enjoys total constitutional immunity.
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