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Friends, associates desert Fayose

Almost 72 hours after he was granted bail by a Federal High Court in Lagos, the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, is yet to regain freedom from the custody of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), where he was remanded by the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.

Though he was said to have later met his bail condition as at 2pm yesterday, Saturday Telegraph learnt that the continued incarceration of Fayose was as a result of a sudden distance created by some of his old friends and allies, who were expected to stand as sureties but refused to show up and sign his bail bond, a notion denied by a media aide to the ex-governor, Lere Olayinka.

By Monday, when he is expected to be released, Fayose would have spent two weeks (14 days) in incarceration, having been detained since Tuesday Octiober 16, when he voluntarily submitted himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is trying him on an 11-count allegations of fraud.

New Telegraph, October 27, 2018


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