Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana has lambasted Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose for claiming that the N1bn property located at 43 Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja belongs to him.
Falana had been accused by the former Chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina of buying the building which was one of the properties seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Falana lambasted the governor for failing to pay attention to his earlier explanation of his connection with the property.
Falana therefore challenged Fayose and the AGF to approach the court to seek a forfeiture order on the N1bn property if they are sure it is a proceed of crime.
“I stand by my earlier defence that I never bought the house from the EFCC and I challenge him (Fayose) and the Attorney General to show the evidence. I challenge the garrulous Governor of Ekiti state to prove the monstrous allegation that I bought a house from the EFCC.
“Since Ayo Fayose has not paid attention to the fact and circumstances of the case, I advise him to study my explanation that the house in question is a subject matter of a pending suit before the Federal High Court and that the house has been forfeited to AMCON in the interim.”
Falana said the governor has been looking for a way to attack him “since I pressured the state to charge Fayose and his armed goons with the cold-blooded murder of Ayo Daramola and Tunde Omojola.”