By Ngozi Ekhator
Immediate-past governor of Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, on Monday left Ikoyi Prison at about 4.30pm after his bail papers were signed by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.
The Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos had on Wednesday last week granted bail to Fayose, who is facing an 11-count charge bordering on alleged receiving of illegal monies to fund his 2014 governorship campaign in Ekiti State, among others, suspected to be proceeds of money laundry.
The charges were brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The former governor, interestingly, met the conditions listed by the judge in granting the bail the next day without delay.
According to a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Fayose thanked the people of Nigeria for their solidarity and support assuring them that he would not let them down.
He stated that his present travail was the price he had to pay as a leader, but added that he remained unshakable and with God on his side, he would triumph.
The former governor said he was fully ready to face the trial and would not be absent from the court sittings.