A former head of Zenith Financial institution department in Akure, Ondo State, Sunday Alade, instructed the Federal Top Court docket in Lagos on Wednesday that it took 10 days to rely the N1.2bn brought to the financial institution on June 2014 by way of Abiodun Agbele, an best friend of former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
Alade used to be in courtroom to testify towards Fayose, who’s being prosecuted by way of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn.
Alade, who used to be fielding questions from the EFCC legal professional, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), narrated to Justice C.J. Aneke, how the N1.2bn used to be evacuated from two plane and brought in two journeys in a bullion van to the financial institution for lodgment as urged by way of Agbele.
“When the plane arrived, 3 people disembarked from it, two of them walked away whilst the 3rd individual walked to Abiodun Agbele. After a brief interplay, we have been left to dump the money from the plane.
“One Adewale O who presented himself because the orderly to Senator Obanikoro led us to dump the money. After we were given to the department, we bundle-counted the money and it used to be about N744m.
“We have been instructed there used to be a stability and we went again to the airport to pick out the second one batch from the plane into our bullion van. The second one tranche used to be about N494m, making a complete of N1.2bn.
“The cash used to be detail-counted by way of the Money and Teller Unit for 10 days ahead of it used to be credited into 3 other accounts.”
A senior professional of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Aliu Mohammed, who additionally testified towards Fayose, instructed the courtroom how N2.2bn used to be transferred from the operational account of former Nationwide Safety Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to the Diamond financial institution’s account of a company, Sylva Mcmanara.
Justice Aneke adjourned until Friday for additional complaints, Tontrends studies.