Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been released from EFCC detention, after meeting the term of his bail condition, his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, said on Monday.
On Twitter, Mr. FayoseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, wrote, Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Mr Fayose was arraigned at a High Court in Lagos after he presented himself at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja. The Federal High Court in Lagos granted Fayose a N50m bail with two sureties in like sum last Wednesday.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ordered that the former governor be remanded in prison custody until he fulfilled the terms of his bail.
Mr Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, are facing an 11-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering amounting to Ã¢â€šÂ¦2.2 billion.
According to the EFCC, Mr Fayose received Ã¢â€šÂ¦1.2 billion to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Ekiti State, a sum they agency said he ought to have known formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act.