A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release all property belonging to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
The property were attached based on the order of the court made on July 20 and August 2, 2016.
Trial judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave the order while ruling on the application by Governor Fayose through his counsel Chief Mike Ozekheme, SAN.
Justice Dimgba noted that the interim orders which were made on July 20, and reaffirmed on August 3, were made to last for 45 days to enable EFCC carry out its investigations.
Justice Dimgba said the orders ought to elapse on September 3, but from the court record “no application was filed by the EFCC to extend the order.
“I hold that in the absence of an application to renew it, the interim attachment orders had elapsed on September 3," he said.