A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to immediately unfreeze the accounts of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Saying the action was against due process, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said the anti-graft agency did not follow the laid down regulations in freezing the accounts.
Justice Taiwo gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Fayose through his lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome (SAN).
The commission had frozen Fayose’s accounts after allegedly tracing N4.7bn from the office of the National Security Adviser to the accounts.
The governor had approached the court through an ex parte order seeking a mandatory order de-freezing the accounts but the court ordered that the respondents be placed on notice.