Governor Ayo Fayose, on Thursday, December 15, 2016, stormed the Ado-Ekiti branch of Zenith bank and withdrew N5m cash from his bank account.
This is coming after a court ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze the Governor’s bank account.
According to Leadership, Fayose stormed the bank manager’s office and presented him with a cheque and requested for his money.
The Governor said ” I came to the bank after serving them with the court order and I made up my mind that I won’t leave the bank until my money is given to me. And the bank has done the needful by giving me part of the money confirming that they have obeyed the court order.
“I want to thank Nigerians and my supporters for believing in our cause that Nigerians should not be oppressed. The rascality of EFCC must stop. And I want to thank the EFCC for obeying the court order. They placed order on two accounts, one has N82 million, the other has N300 million. I have collected N5 million now. I’m not closing the accounts but if they attack my accounts again, I will make trouble with them, big trouble. If EFCC is appealing the court judgement that is their funeral.
“As a sitting governor my immunity is absolute just like that of the President. They should tell EFCC to shut up. There is no authority other than the authority of the constitution of this country which I enjoy. Rubbishing the office of the governor is as the same as rubbishing that of the President because after the President, Governors are the next. It is their time now, another people’s time will come tomorrow. There is no place for dictatorship in Nigeria.”
Reports say the EFCC has said they will appeal judgement of the court ordering it to unfreeze the Governor’s bank account.
In August 2016, Fayose’s Zenith bank account was blocked by the EFCC for allegedly receiving money from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.