The Ekiti State House of Assembly held its plenary session on Wednesday in the middle of the road in protest of the freezing of the account of Governor Ayodele Fayose by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The State Lawmakers, sitting under a canopy, displayed placards with various inscriptions, expressing their support for the governor and disappointment at what they described as disregard for the nation’s laws.
They accused the federal government of deliberately orchestrating and manipulating the EFCC and security agencies to harass and intimidate Fayose over his consistent criticism of President Buhari’s policies.
The EFCC had on June 21 frozen two Zenith Bank accounts belonging to Fayose on the allegation that N1.2 billion was traced to the accounts from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who is currently standing trial in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal.
Governor Fayose, through his counsel Mike Ozekhome, SAN, consequently approached the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, seeking a mandatory order to unfreeze the accounts, saying that the action by the EFCC was a flagrant negation of the Section 308 of the Constitution, which conferred absolute immunity on the governor against civil and criminal procedure.
Presiding judge, Taiwo Taiwo, has summoned the EFCC and Zenith Bank Plc to appear in the court on July 4 to explain their side of the story.