Federal High Court Orders EFCC To Unfreeze Fayose's Zenith Bank Account Immediately

3 years ago by: kacy lee
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Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti has ordered that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s accounts in Zenith Bank be defrozen with immediate effect. The accounts were frozen by the EFCC in June, this year. However, in his landmark judgment today, Justice Taiwo Taiwo described the EFCC action as illegal, wrongful, unlawful and unconstitutional.
The judge said the EFCC action breached the governor’s fundamental rights to fair hearing, as the commission did not make him a party to the proceedings for the interim freezing of the account. He said that the EFCC suppressed facts by not disclosing to the court that granted the interim freezing order that the two accounts that were frozen belonged to Governor who enjoys total constitutional immunity.
Justice Taiwo also said that the EFCC did not provide any credible evidence empowering it to carry out the freezing of the accounts using Zenith Bank as a proxy, whereas, Zenith Bank is a mere custodian and not the owner of the accounts, which evidence has shown belong to the Governor. The judge ruled that being a person covered fully by Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution, no legal proceedings can be instituted against Governor Fayose.
He also said that any law including some sections of the EFCC acts like Sections 28, 31, and 44 that expropriate citizens rights must be construed strictly and usually in favour of citizens whose properties have been confiscated. Governor Fayose’s Counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), hailed the judgment, describing the judge as courageous and firm.
He said the judge, by the judgement laid to rest all the abracadabra of the EFCC in illegally, wrongfully, unlawfully and unconstitutionally going about on a rampage freezing Nigeria citizens accounts with reckless abandon. Ozekhome also said that Justice Taiwo further restored the hope of Nigerians in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man and woman and the guardian sentinel of the civil rights, liberties and freedoms of Nigerians.

-- concentrate (m) at 13-12-2016 07:57PM
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good judgement
-- gogoman Online (m) at 13-12-2016 08:50PM
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ok but efcc will go to upper court
-- CHRISETTE (f) at 13-12-2016 09:09PM
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I wonder oo
-- osarobo62 (m) at 13-12-2016 09:43PM
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i hope the EFCC filed an appeal right away. there should be no immunity for the wicked.
Governors has done too much damage to Nigeria.
-- EDDYPRINCE (m) at 13-12-2016 11:54PM
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Efcc nor know their work, they re push and start. Nice one Judge
-- donsmoki (m) at 14-12-2016 12:32AM
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EFCC is controlled by dah bitch called PMB
-- olowoinlionsden (m) at 14-12-2016 12:40AM
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No way! The EFCC should appeal the judgment pending when the Babalawo Governor can account for the massive fund delivered to him by a former thieving Minister of State for Defence, Obanikoro. That such  judgment can only be delivered in Fayose's Territory where he is ruler of all he surveys.
-- dleg Online (m) at 14-12-2016 06:12AM
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Sometimes l wonder why people celebrate and support those leaders that have killed the country and subject them to suffer.

The more we support and celebrate them the more they take Nigerian as a fool and continue to ride on us.
-- CHRISETTE (f) at 14-12-2016 06:54AM
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If they like let them take it anywhere gogoman is unconstitutional
-- kacylee (f) at 14-12-2016 07:04AM
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oga Fayose na ur God win ooo

-- chimexcel (m) at 14-12-2016 07:36AM
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EFCC will always seek an upper hand
-- BournIdentity (m) at 28-12-2016 02:30PM
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Sidon there dey look like zombie,,,,.. I just dey wakaring
-- BournIdentity (m) at 28-12-2016 10:07PM
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Knack mi tori.....,,,
I just dey observe! Dey pass jejeli as in,, maka, make jelorsi no kill u o