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EFCC arraigns Fayose’s ally to Abuja after being granted bail

After being ordered release by a Magistrate Court in Lagos, Abiodun Agbele who is an ally to the incumbent Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has been moved to Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Agbele was reportedly ordered release by the court once he either meets the administrative bail condition or after 15 days of not meeting it.

However, Agbele’s lawyer, who was said to have got hint of the arraignment of his client before the court and made a surprise appearance, engaged the EFCC in legal fireworks that resulted in the Judge allowing the anti-graft agency to hold the accused for a maximum of another 15 days if he is unable to meet the conditions attached to the administrative bail granted him.

Agbele, according to information, was said to have volunteered a two-page statement to the EFCC on his role in the handling of the funds for the 2014 election of Fayose.

He was said to have insisted, like Fayose, that Zenith Bank Plc bankrolled the campaign.

He was also said to have insisted that he did not receive any money from the Office of the National Security Adviser for the election.

There had been controversy over the source of the funding for the election.

The anti-graft agency said it had established that Agbele was Fayose’s henchman who handled the funds for him.

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