- The outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has been placed on a watch list
- EFCC in a letter addressed to the comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service said Fayose may be planning to flee the country
- The anti-graft agency in it's letter to the customs asked that Fayose be watched
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Nigeria customs service to place outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, on its watch list, The Cable reports
NAIJ.com gathered that Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, is being investigated by the anti-graft commission for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.
EFCC in a letter dated September 12 and signed by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC said Fayose may be planning to flee the country.
The letter read: “There is a reasonable suspicion suggesting that he may likely leave the country either through the land borders, airports or seaports in order to evade investigation. Hence, you are kindly requested to watch-list him and arrest him,”
See the letter below:
The customs in its response instructed all zonal coordinators, area commanders and comptrollers to monitor Fayose.
“Consequently, you are requested to monitor the subject and report to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission through the provided contact details if sighted,” the customs wrote in a letter dated September 14.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti on Wednesday, September 12, described as suspicious and diversionary the offer by the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose, to voluntarily surrender himself to the EFCC on the day he would be vacating office.
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The APC insisted that the outgoing governor was planning to seek safe landing to enable him run away from the country.
The party, through its publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, questioned the rationale behind Fayose’s request for the approval of N10 billion extra budget by the state House of Assembly less than one month to the expiration of his tenure.
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