A former governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose has regained freedom after 13 days in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The embattled former governor, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering and abuse of office, walked into the commission’s head office in Abuja on October 16, rocking a T-shirt with the inscription “EFCC I’m Here.”
Fayose was subsequently flown to Lagos and arraigned at a federal high court in Ikoyi. The court granted him N50 million bail on Wednesday.
The former Ekiti governor was asked to provide a surety with landed property in Lagos. His guarantor is also required to have three-year tax clearance in Lagos. He could not fulfil his bail condition immediately.
Spokesman of the former governor, Lere Olayinka, said he regained freedom on Monday evening.
Writing via his Twitter handle, Olayinka said the former governor will return to court on November 16.
“Fayose just regained his freedom. He left the Federal High Court, Ikoyi a few minutes ago.
We will meet @officialEFCC at the court from November 19. Thank you Nigerians,” Olayinka wrote.