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It took 10days to count N1.22bn giving yo Fayose by Obanikoro – Banker

An official of Zenith Bank, Akure Branch in Ondo State, Sunday Alade, on Monday told a Federal High Court in Abuja how he and his colleagues in the bank took turn to count the sum of N1.22bn cash delivered to the aides of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, by former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro in 2014.Alade, who continued his testimony as the first prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of an aide to Fayose, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, on money laundering charges, said the huge cash was in N1000 and N500 bills.Alade said under cross-examination by the defence counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), that his team evacuated the huge cash, allegedly airlifted to Akure airport twice by Obanikoro, before they began counting.He said he “got worried” when he saw the large consignment of cash.The banker said the counting went on between 8am and 3pm for 10days.The witness said, “It took us 10 whole days to count the money after we brought it from the Akure Airport. It took us…