EFCC moves to stop Fayose from withdrawing from own accounts

Ado-Ekiti, March 24, 2017 (TNE) :The Court of Appeal  in Ado-Ekiti has reserved ruling in the application filed by the EFCC praying the court to grant an injunction restraining Gov.  Ayodele Fayose from further  withdrawing money from his  Zenith Bank  accounts.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the  Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, had in June 2016  lifted the freeze order placed on the two accounts by the EFCC probing the origin of the funds
Counsel to the EFCC, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo,  told  the court that the  application was supported by  a seven-paragraph  affidavit to restrain the governor pending the consideration of the substantive appeal.
Oyedepo argued that by the rules of the Court of  Appeal,  judges were empowered to grant such  an injunction in the interest of justice.
However, counsel to Fayose, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN),  argued that an injunction could not  be granted on  an already completed or partly completed matter  since the respondent  enjoys  immunity.
Ozekhome,  who  said the application failed because it did not show any cause of appeal,  urged the court to reject it.
The counsel to Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Oluwasgun Ayinde, however,  did not oppose  the EFCC application.
Following the submissions of both counsel, Justice Ahmed Belgore said a new adjourned date of hearing would be communicated to them.(TNE)
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