The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to go after the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Feyisetan Fayose.
Mrs Fayose is being accused of receiving the sum of N100m, an amount which emanated from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, through an account which she jointly operates with her husband.
The anti-graft agency claimed the said sum was was paid into the Zenith Bank account of Spotless Investment Limited, a company owned by the First Lady and her husband, on June 17, 2014, less than a week to the June 21 governorship election in the state, according to reports.
It quoted the commission as saying that the money was paid into the company’s account with bank teller number 0540997 by an associate of the governor, Abiodun Agbele.
An insider from the agency who spoke with the newspaper 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.”
“The account has since been frozen by the anti-graft agency.
“As a sitting governor, Fayose cannot be prosecuted or arrested because he enjoys immunity.
“His wife, however, has no immunity.”
It was earlier reported that the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro allegedly flew the sum of N1,219,490,000 into Akure Airport on June 12, 2014, ahead of the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.
The money was alleged to be part of the N4.7bn, which was paid into the Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara by the Office of the National Security Adviser.