Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose’s aide, Abiodun Agbele, whom anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested has been granted bail in the sum of 50 million naira.
The court also ordered the EFCC to pay Mr Agbele a damages fee of five million naira.
The investigations by the EFCC over monies linked to Governor Fayose took a new twist on Thursday at an Abuja High Court where Justice Olukayode Adeniyi asked the anti-graft agency to pay the fine for what it described as the arbitrary abuse of power and unlawful detention of Mr Agbele without charging him to a court of competent jurisdiction in line with the constitution.
Justice Adeniyi also ordered the immediate release of his personal property which were seized by the anti-graft agency.
Mr Agbele had through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome filed a 500 million naira suit challenging his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission without charging him to court.
Mr Agbele’s principal, the Governor of Ekiti State, has had his bank accounts frozen in a related case bothering on fraud allegations, a decision the Governor has sworn to fight hard in court.