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The EFCC is set to invite Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, the wife of Ekiti state governor for receiving N100m through an account which she operates with her husband.

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Gov Fayose and wife, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to invite Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, the wife of Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for receiving N100m through an account which she operates with her husband.

According to Punch, the money which emanated from the Office of the National Security Adviser, was paid into the Zenith Bank account of Spotless Investment Limited on June 17, 2014, less than a week to the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.

The money was paid into the said account with teller number 0540997 by Abiodun Agbele, an associate of the governor. The account was frozen on Monday, June 20, 2016.

The two signatories to Spotless Investment Limited’s account are Fayose and his wife.

An EFCC detective said: "N100m was paid into the Spotless Investment Limited account with number 1010170969 at Zenith Bank. The two signatories are Fayose, with Bank Verification Number 22338867502, and his wife, Helen Olayemi, with BVN 22298990256."

"As a sitting governor, Fayose cannot be prosecuted or arrested because he enjoys immunity. His wife, however, has no immunity,”  the source added.

It was reported that N1,219,490,000 was flown to Akure Airport on June 12, 2014, by a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, ahead of the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti state.

The money was said to have been part of the N4.7bn, which was paid into the Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara by the Office of the National Security Adviser. Sylvan McNamara is a company in which Obanikoro’s sons are signatories.

A large chunk of the N1,219,490,000 was said to have been paid into Fayose’s private and company accounts, including the N100m, which was paid into the account of Spotless Investment Limited.

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