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EFCC: Ayo Fayose’s Corruption Trial Hearing For July 15, No Immunity For Governors-Elect

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EFCC: Ayo Fayose’s Corruption Trial Hearing For July 15, No Immunity For Governors-Elect

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June 24, 2014 – EFCC: Ayo Fayose’s Corruption Trial Hearing For July 15, No Immunity For Governors-Elect

EFCC has confirmed that the corruption case against the Governor-elect of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose is still ongoing.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujare said Fayose’s election can’t stop the ongoing trial at the Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti.

He said the case will come up for hearing on the 15th of July 2014. He added that the immunity clause in the Constitution only applies to the President, VP, governors and deputies and not to governors-elect.

“The EFCC has not dropped the case against the former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

“The trial is still going on; it is continuing at the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti. In fact further hearing comes up on July 15, 2014.

“As you know, immunity from prosecution applies only to the President, the Vice President, sitting governors and their deputies.”

“It is the court that would decide whether the case would be discontinued or not; all arguments will be canvassed in court and it is the court that would decide,” – Uwujaren said

He further said the agency has called 2 witnesses to testify against Fayose on the trial date.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Gigi

    June 24, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    As long as PDP is still in power, they will throw out d case

  2. Edenkwo small

    June 24, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    No need for that because even if another election is held in Ekiti, PDP will still win. The margin is too large. Congrats Ayo Fayose!

  3. Emiola Omotayo 'Shola

    June 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Hmmm… daris God ooo…

  4. Adeniyi

    June 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    All na formality..Who owns EFCC? Na dem dem nah..This man jst dey take Nigerian for granted

  5. Adeniyi

    June 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Na Formality jare..Who owns EFCC? Na dem dem nah..This man jst dey take Nigerian for granted

  6. Ramses

    June 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    I think that those people of Ekiti have been done and it is good for them. Because of rice and money, they vote for him. I wish they will continue to eat that rice till the end of their life. Because, this man just starts and he will first collect his investment and the interest. Why people are still illetrate? And where are the youths? And somewhere, i am asking myself to know why the young people don’t want to present a young man as candidate? Only the same people are leading us. When are we going to take our destiny in hand. Those old men will never change anything. They will just continue to use us and eat our life on their own. Young men think and let things change. Bag of rice will never replace job, bag of rice will never replace road, bag of rice will never replace water, light and ……… Stand up and fight for your rights. God will not came down for its.

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