The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wants Mrs. Moji Ladeji, the sister of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, to explain how she acquired a house worth over N200million, located at 44 Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja.
According to the EFCC, the house which has the name of Mrs. Ladeji in its title documents was bought by Fayose from proceeds of corrupt practices.
The anti-graft alleges that the house bearing the name of Fayose’s sister is a move to cover the governor’s track.
“We have been able to establish that the house was bought from the proceeds of corrupt practices. The house was, however, bought in the name of Fayose’s sister. We need to question her to determine her level of involvement.
“We know that she is based in the UK but she comes to Nigeria quite often. We want her to come and tell us her side of the story.”
The EFCC claims that Fayose used the N1.219billion that emerged from the Office of the National Security Adviser, under the leadership of Sambo Dasuki, given to him by the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and some kickbacks he got from four (4) Etiki State contractors to buy the house and other houses in Lagos and Abuja.
The contractors includes; Samchese Nigeria Limited, Tender Branch Concept Nigeria Limited, Hoff Concept Limited and Calibre Consulting Limited.
According to the EFCC, Fayose instructed the companies to buy him houses with the kickbacks instead of receiving cash from them.
The anti-graft alleges that one of the houses is the one bearing his sister’s name, another worth about N1.1billion located on Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island Lagos, another house worth N270million located on 32 Yedseram Street, Maitama, Abuja.
“The applicant (Fayose) also used the name of one Mrs. Moji Ladeji (the applicant’s sister) to acquire a property situated at 44 Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, from the proceeds of the alleged offences of receiving gratification and kickbacks.
“Apart from fraudulently retaining the sum of N1,219,490,000.00, being part of the N4,745,000,000.00, stolen from the treasury of the Federal Government through the Office of the National Security Adviser, the applicant (Fayose) has also received gratification in form of kickbacks from various contractors with the Ekiti State Government such as Samchese Nigeria Ltd., Tender Branch Concept Nig. Ltd., Hoff Concept Ltd. and Calibre Consulting Limited.”