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Fayose 'It took us 10 days to count N1.2bn Dasuki gave Gov' - Bank manager

The witness said he did not report the transaction as suspicious because it was not his job to do so.

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A Zenith bank manager in Akure, Ondo State, Oluseye Sunday, has recalled how it took 10 days to count the N1.2 billion allegedly received by Governor Ayodele Fayose from Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser.

Sunday said this while testifying against Fayose's aide, Abiodun Agbele, before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja.

The bank manager is the witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He claimed that the sum of N1,219,490,00 was handed to him by Agbele.

He said: "The money was mostly in N1000 notes while the rest were in N500 bills. Agbele gave us the instruction to transfer the monies to different accounts.

"Some were paid into De Privateer Limited, some into Spotless Investment Limited, while some were paid into Ayodele Fayose's account."

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Sunday gave the breakdown while reading from exhibit AA1B.

"N100m was credited to Spotless Investments; N219.490m was credited to De Privateer Limited; another N300m was credited to De Privateer Limited; N200m was also credited De Privateer Ltd; N137m was credited to Ayodele Fayose's account and the balance N263 million was taken by Abiodun Agbele to Ado Ekiti," he said.

"I saw Senator Musiliu Obanikoro come down from the aircraft to speak with Agbele."

While being cross-examined by Mike Ozekhome, Agbele's counsel, Sunday said he had never met the first defendant and never had any money-related dealings with him prior to June 2014.

"I got worried when I saw the huge amount of money conveyed by the aircraft that day. It took us 10 working days to count the money and each day, the uncounted sum is stored in the strong room as boxed cash," Sunday said.

When asked if he reported the transaction as suspicious to any authority, he said no because it was not in his place to do so.

The case was adjourned to Thursday, November, 17 for further hearing.

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