The immediate past Governor of Ekiti, State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he pleaded not guilty to the allegation that he misappropriated N30.8 billion.
The embattled former governor was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A large number of his supporters were present in court, the News Agency of Nigeriareports.
He pleaded not guilty to the 11 charges.
Fayose has been in the detention of the EFCC for the past 5 days.
When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
His counsel, Kanu Agabi, filed a bail application on behalf of his client but the presiding judge, Mojisola Olatoregun rejected his bail application and ordered that Fayose should remain in EFCC custody till Wednesday. The case was adjourned till wednesday