The Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has dragged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and a second generation bank before a Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti over the freezing of his personal bank accounts. To this end, the court has ordered the anti-graft agency and the bank to show cause why an Order Exparte to unfreeze the governor’s accounts, submitted yesterday by the Fayose’s legal team, should not be upheld.Delivering his ruling, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, said, “I quite agree that the applicant has immunity pursuant to provisions of the constitution, but it is glaring that what the application he is requesting for is a mandatory order to undo what had already been done and the court cannot abdicate its duty under this circumstance.
“I am of the opinion that this mandatory order is better granted with the interlocutory order being sought through an application pending before the court, because the applicant has filed all papers to this effect. I hereby ordered the first and second respondents to appear before this court on July 4, 2016 and show cause why the order should be refused. This is not a refusal of the order, I have not refused it, but I only put it in abeyance which I said without prejudice to what will be the position of the respondents.But a leave is granted for the service of the defendants with the originating summons in their respective addresses as contained on the order papers.”