Court Dismisses Fayose’s Application


An application filed by Mr. Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, challenging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s attempt to try him, was yesterday dismissed by the Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Fayose, who is facing the charge of alleged mismanagement of the sum of N1.2billion poultry project when he was governor of the state, had sought the order of court to quash the charges brought against him by the EFCC.

In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Adamu Hobon, described the application as an abuse of court process, saying a similar application had been made earlier in the same case at a Federal High court in Lagos State, noting that the application was then dismissed.

The judge noted that the applicant had appealed the Lagos ruling, noting that it would have been better the applicants pursued the appeal pending at the Court of Appeal rather than filing another application after a court of competent jurisdiction had ruled on the same matter.

The judge therefore called on EFCC, represented by Mr. Tayo Olukotun and the defendants to brace-up.

Hobon, therefore, fixed December 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2013 for the commencement of hearing in the case.


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