Mike Ozekhome, SAN on Wednesday said that the action by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) which led to his account being frozen is a calculated attempt to ridicule him for defending Governor Ayodele Fayose in court. Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, Ozekhome said: “I can’t be ruffled for this action because I have not done illegal , illegitimate or illicit or something out of ordinary. I am currently prosecuting eight cases on his behalf . The one involving Abiodun Agbede and Zenith bank, Femi Fani-Kayode’s wife and others. As a professional, I had given my professional fees but the governor could not pay because his accounts had been frozen by EFCC, which makes the governor financially strangulated.
“But last year December, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court unfrozen and unblocked the account. He then transferred the money into my Chambers’ account . In recent time, I had defeated EFCC in five different cases and so it has developed a complex for me and they thought they can embarrass me. When has payment of legal fee become or translated to a commission of a crime? The transfer of money was not done by force, or done under false pretence or through the barrel of gun. The money is legitimate and legal. EFCC is bringing itself to the level of becoming the enemy of the people. So, this allegation of money laundering by EFCC is insidious, odious and invidious and it came from the pit of hell.”