The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has unsealed some properties that were erroneously linked to the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
EFCC sealed off the properties on November 22, 2018, and marked them with red ink inscribing: “EFCC under investigation, KEEP OFF ABJ-HQ FAFI,” on them.
Ayo Fayose had reacted through his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, accusing the EFCC of sealing houses belonging to innocent people in the state under the guise that they were linked to him saying it was only in Nigeria that an anti-corruption agency would first go about sealing houses before determining the ownership, which can be done so easily by visiting relevant agencies.
However, it was observed that EFCC, in a white bus marked BWR 627 AT, moved from one of the properties to others, erasing the marks in Ado Ekiti.
The buildings that were unsealed are A block of two-storey commercial complex located opposite the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission, the NTS Event Hall and Hotel, Fajuyi, Our Peoples 104.1FM, Fajuyi, a building beside Spotless Hotel, GRA, Ado Ekiti, a twin-building behind the Government House at the GRA, and a two-storey commercial building at Okesa Market and a petrol filling station.
A two-storey commercial building at the Okesa Market, owned by a medical doctor and former member of the State House of Assembly, Dr. Samuel Omotoso, that was among the properties sealed was unsealed in December last year.
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Omotoso, who personally removed the EFCC marks on the building, said then that the removal of the markings was consequent upon presentation of documents to EFCC to prove his family’s ownership of the property.