Outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) notifying the agency that he will make himself available on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
Various reports quoted a letter personally signed by Governor Fayose, in which he said he was notifying the agency of his decision to make himself available to clarify issues or answer questions within my knowledge.
In the letter dated September 20, 2018 and addressed to Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the EFCC, Fayose said his desire to submit to the commission was hinged “on several and serial actions of your commission for some time now, including but not limited to freezing of my accounts and attempts to secure temporary forfeiture of my properties.”
The Nigerian Tribune reports that the Fayose said these were “indicative of the commission’s desire to have me clarify some issues or answer some questions but for the immunity I enjoy under Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution as the sitting governor of Ekiti state.
“I wish to inform you that my term of office pursuant to which I enjoy immunity against investigation and prosecution under the above provision shall lapse by effluxion of time on Monday, 15th October, 2018.
“As a responsible citizen of our great country, who believes in the rule of law, I wish to inform you of my decision to make myself available in your office on Tuesday, 16th October 2018, at 1pm to clarify issues or answer questions within my knowledge.
“Kindly confirm the suitability of the above date or indicate by return, the commission’s convenient date.”
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The report said a stamp on a copy of the letter, entitled “notification of my decision to make myself available in your office to clarify issue(s) or answer questions on issues within my knowledge,” indicated that it was received in the office of the EFCC chairman on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said the outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, will face criminal trial at the Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti at the expiration of his tenure.
The anti-graft agency, made the a statement on Monday, July 16, when reacting to condemnation that trailed a tweet on its official Twitter handle that it would resurrect a poultry scandal involving the governor.
NAIJ.com also reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was set to arrest Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state over the Integrated Poultry Project/Biological Concepts Limited N1.3 billion fraud case.
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