Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), in his reaction to the seizure of his N75million found in his GT Bank account has declared that the money was professional fees paid to him by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos had ordered the freezing of the human right lawyer’s account.
“It is alleged that the said sum of N75 million is ‘’suspected’’ to be the proceeds of crime or that it is from money laundering. This is an invidious lie from the pit of hell. He said
“For the records, the N75 million was paid into my account by my client, Governor Fayose of Ekiti State, as part payment of professional fees for the numerous cases my chambers is currently handling for him and his aides across Nigeria. The money is neither ‘’suspected proceeds of crime’’ nor of money laundering.” He added
“I am a practising lawyer, not a government employee, contractor or a business man. I have NEVER laundered and will NEVER launder any money in my life.” He noted