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Fayose ‘Governor has blood on his hands,’ Falana says

Falana made the remark after Fayose attacked him for calling for his prosecution over the alleged rigging of the June 2014 elections in the state.

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(Tribune)

Prominent lawyer, Femi Falana has said that the hands of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose are stained with blood.

Falana made the comment via a statement released after Fayose attacked him for calling for his prosecution over the alleged rigging of the June 2014 elections in the state.

The statement, obtained by The Cable, reads in part:

“Having consistently demanded the prosecution of all the wicked criminals who shared in the looting of the fund for procurement of arms Mr. Falana has called for the arrest and trial of Mr. Fayose and his cohorts over the N4.8 billion deployed to perpetrate the grave electoral malfeasance that characterised the last Ekiti state governorship election.”

“Instead of joining issues with Mr. Falana on his views Mr. Fayose has resorted to a campaign of calumny. While not denying his involvement in politically motivated killings in Ekiti State Mr Fayose has accused Mr. Falana of maintaining silence over killings which occurred when Dr. Kayode Fayemi was the governor.”

“But since the allegation exists in the demented imagination of Mr. Fayose and his killer squad they have deliberately suppressed Mr. Falana’s regular condemnation of violent attacks in Ekiti state under the Kayode Fayemi government.”

“The problem with Mr. Fayose is that his hands are stained with the blood of Tunde Omojola, Dr. Ayo Daramola, Engr Kehinde Fasuba and several others whose barbaric killings were traced to him by the Police.”

“Sometime in 2005, an Akure based lawyer, Mr. Morakinyo Ogele cried out that Mr. Fayose had concluded plans to kill him. Following the publication of the allegation by The News magazine Mr. Fayose sued both the magazine and Mr. Ogele for libel at the Ekiti State High Court holden at Ado Ekiti.”

“As counsel to the defendants Mr. Falana pleaded and proved at the trial that the allegation was true in every material particular. The trial court confirmed Mr. Fayose’s involvement in politically motivated killings in Ekiti state.”

“However, Mr. Falana is convinced beyond any shadow of doubt that the law will soon catch up with Mr. Fayose for the grave electoral malfeasance, criminal diversion of public funds and serial murder of unarmed people in Ekiti State committed by him with reckless impunity.”

Fayose has been accused of receiving $37 million from former president, Goodluck Jonathan to rig the elections.

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