Court Remands Fayose’s Aides In Prison

.Over $50,000 Theft In Ekiti Government House –

Three men; Temitope Bamidele, Sunday Afolabi and Shuaibu Amidu were on Wednesday charged with stealing $50,000 from Ekiti State Government House at the Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Both Bamidele and Afolabi are domestic aides of Governor Ayo Fayose.

The accused are facing conspiracy and theft of $50,000 belonging to Fayose’s personal assistant, Sunday Omosilade.

The prosecution said the theft reportedly took place at the Government House on December 29, 2016.

On December 29, 2016, Bamidele and Afolabi conspired to steal $50,000 in the Government House belonging to Omosilade.”

Amidu, a foreign exchange operator, was charged as an accessory by changing $20,000 of the stolen money to naira for Afolabi.

The accused all pleaded not guilty but their lawyer, Mr. Busuyi Ayorinde, applied for bail for them but the court asked him to make a formal application.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Adesoji Adegboye, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody until their bail applications would be heard.

Meanwhile, a woman suspected to have links with a senior Government House official has allegedly stolen N75 million from the Government House.

But the governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has denied the allegation, saying the opposition party was fabricating the story to discredit the governor.

However, a source told the that despite denials by government officials that the mistress did not steal N75million, we can tell you that some domestic staff in the Government House, including a steward, cook and gardener, are already in police custody.

So far, the governor’s personal assistant on Domestic Matters, Sunday Omosilade, who is from Fayose’s town, Afao Ekiti, has been reportedly demoted over the matter and redeployed to the office of the wife of the governor.

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