EFCC accuses Fayose of compromising witness in N2.2bn fraud case


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has accused former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose of compromising one of the prosecution witnesses by threatening them.

EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice C.J. Aneke that the anti-graft agency had decided to use another witness in the place of the one allegedly compromised by Fayose.

This information has stalled the N2.2 billion fraud trial of Fayose on Friday.

Jacobs alleged that the defendant went behind to meet and threaten the witness, Adewale Aladegbola, a bullion van driver with Zenith Bank, Ado Ekiti branch.

The prosecutor said as a result of the alleged threat when Aladegbola appeared before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, who was earlier hearing the case, the witness turned around in his testimony to give different evidence from what he wrote in his statement at the EFCC office during the investigation.

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