August 03, 2016
Update | Court approves EFCC's seizure of Fayose’s Houses
The judge said the immunity clause granted to some public office holders is not to shield them from investigation by security agencies for the purpose of obtaining evidence for future uses.
Justice Dimgba gave the ruling Tuesday on an application by Fayose's lawyer Mike Ozekhome, SAN who had sought to vacate the order of interim attachment granted the EFCC by the court.
The order was in relation to the EFCC’s investigation of some activities of the governor and some of his associates. The affected property to which the order relate, are four sets of 4-bedroom apartments at Chalets 3, 4, 6 and 9, Plot 100, Tiaminu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Also at 44 Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja and Plot 1504 Yedzeram Street, Maitama Abuja.
The EFCC had, while seeking the order, stated in an affidavit accompanying its motion ex-parte that the properties were acquired through fraud and kickbacks from contractors.
Obviously, immunity can no longer give a governor the right to steal money and say we should wait till after 4 or 8 years when his tenure would have ended and the money would have "moved".