How I deposited $5 million into Fayose’s account – Zenith Bank manager reveals
The Akure Branch Manager of Zenith Bank, Sunday Alade testified how he deposited the sum of N1.2 billion and $5m into accounts belonging to the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
The money according to the EFCC was allegedly stolen from the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and was moved to Ekiti State for the governorship election.
Testifying before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, the 11th prosecution witness, Mr Sunday Alade, said he was the Akure, the Ondo State capital Branch Manager of Zenith Bank Plc in 2014 when the money was moved to his branch.
Led in evidence by prosecuting counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the witness said he got a call from his Head of Operations asking him to prepare to head to Akure Airport to receive some cash from a customer.
“On June 17, 2014, I was in my office in Zenith Bank, Akure. I received a call from my Head of Operations, Abiodun Oshodi, that a customer would be coming to make a deposit into his account with the bank.
“He said in order to provide security, we should arrange for a bullion van to go to the airport to pick the cash.
“After an hour, Oshodi came and said the customer had arrived. He introduced Abiodun Agbele as the customer.
“He said we should prepare to go to the airport. I asked for time to arrange for security, but they said that won’t be necessary as they had sufficient security. They came with MOPOL (mobile policemen)