The former governor was brought before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on an amended 11-count money laundering charge.
The amended charge, dated November 24, 2021, was filed by the EFCC on November 25, 2021.
In the amended charge, Fayose and one Abiodun Agbele, who is also standing trial on alleged money laundering offences before another division of the court, were alleged to have on June 17, 2014, taken possession of N1.219 billion to fund Mr Fayose’s 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Ekiti State.
They were accused of committing criminal breaches of trust, theft, and stealing public funds.
They were also alleged to have, on the same June 17, 2014, without going through financial institutions, received the sum of $5million from Musiliu Obanikoro, who was the then Minister of State for Defence.
The EFCC alleged that Fayose, on April 7, 2015, retained the sum of N300 million in his fixed deposit account number 9013074033, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc.
Justice Aneke adjourned the trial till Friday continuation.