The Appeal Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State has dismissed the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to restrain the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose from operating his accounts in Zenith Bank Plc.
It described the application as lacking in merit, stressing that the “EFCC did not come with clean hands on the application for an injunction it filed because it suppressed material facts. For example, a similar application the EFCC filed was earlier refused by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti.”
Governor Fayose’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), had argued that the application filed by the EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, was unmeritorious.
On December 13, 2016, Justice Taiwo ordered the EFCC to unfreeze the accounts of Governor Fayose, saying the action of the commission was against due process and that the anti-graft agency did not follow the rules in freezing the governor’s accounts.
The EFCC had appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court and sought an injunction, restraining the governor from operating the accounts pending the determination of the appeal.