By Ola Adeola
Reports say the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen an account belonging to Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose domiciled in Zenith Bank, in the state. The freeze was said to be connected to over N1.2billion he allegedly received from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to for his re-election as governor. Fayose was reportedly stunned learning of the development from his account officers at the bank’s branch at Onigari area of the state. Putting up a bold face, Fayose claimed he was in the know of an EFCC plot to move against and link him with the infamous Ekiti rigging and criminal misappropriation of state funds. The large scale theft and diversion of public funds to the election involved high-commanding military officers, state officials and employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Fugitive former Minister of Defence Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister for Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, and ex-Osun Senator Iyiola Omisore are some of the state officials exposed through a tape leak to have participated actively in the rigging and possibly sharing of public funds.