A former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after meeting his bail conditions.
This was revealed by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, who said in a tweet that the former governor left the Federal High Court, Ikoyi a ‘few minutes ago’,
Fayose just regained his freedom. He left the Federal High Court, Ikoyi a few minutes ago.
We will meet @officialEFCC
at the court from November 19.
Thank you Nigerians.
— Lere Olayinka – Aresa 1 (@OlayinkaLere) October 29, 2018
A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Mojisola Olatiregun on Wednesday granted Fayose N50 million bail and ordered him to deposit his passport with the court as part of his bail conditions.
He was also asked to provide a surety who must have landed property in Lagos.
Fayose, who turned himself over at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on October 16, was arraigned on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office and embezzlement.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that the Presidency had directed the EFCC to arrest and incarcerate him indefinitely.
Fayose is a fierce critic of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, and has maintained that he is not afraid of prosecution,