Fayose Driver confesses to transporting cash to governor’s hotel during election period

The driver, Olaoluwa Omotoso told officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he made two trips from the Akure airport tarmac to the hotel due to the large volume of cash.

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Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

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A bullion van driver has confessed that he transported a large amount of cash to a hotel belonging to Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose before the June 2014 governorship election in the state.

The driver, Olaoluwa Omotoso told officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he made two trips from the Akure airport tarmac to the hotel due to the large volume of cash, Punch reports.

“Omotoso explained that on June 17, 2014, he was given a directive to go to the Akure airport to convey some funds. He said he went to the airport twice to move the money. He said some of the money was taken to a bank while he, along with Agbele, moved the remaining cash to Spotless Hotel, Ado Ekiti,” an EFCC operative said.

“He said the money was moved in three vehicles, including one bullion van and two Toyota Hilux vans. The two Toyota Hilux vans had some soldiers inside for security while Agbele was with him in the Hilux van.

“He said he did not know exactly how much was conveyed. He explained that Agbele held the keys to the vault in the bullion van. On getting to Spotless Hotel at night, they offloaded the cash and Agbele entered the vehicle to search and ensure that no money was left behind. Agbele then returned the keys and Omotoso drove off,” he added.

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Fayose is alleged to have connived with former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro to rig the June 2014 elections with the use of looted public funds.

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