The Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, on Thursday stormed the Ado Ekiti branch of Zenith Bank to withdraw N5million from the accounts, following a Federal High Court order unblocking his two personal accounts.
Armed with copies of the court judgment, ordering the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Zenith Bank to immediately de-freeze the accounts, the governor sauntered into the bank premises located on Onigari-Secretariat Road junction in the state capital.
Mr. Fayose therefore served the copies of the judgment on the branch manager, Mojeed Adekunle, to effect the withdrawal. Mr. Adekunle however said he was already served the order.
After spending about two hours in the bank, he later came out with two black cellophane bags containing the money.
The governor was in the bank premises between 1:20 p.m. and 3: 20 p.m.
Addresing journalists after collecting the cash, Mr. Fayose said: “I came to the bank after serving them with the court order and I made up my mind that I won’t leave the bank until my money is given to me. And the bank has done the needful by giving me part of the money, confirming that they have obeyed the court order.
“I want to thank Nigerians and my supporters for believing in our cause that Nigerians should not be oppressed. The rascality of EFCC must stop. And I want to thank the EFCC for obeying the court order.”