- The EFCC has set up a special team for the interrogation of Governor Ayodele Fayose
- Fayose is expected at the headquarters of the commission next week
- He is been investigated for various allegations on fraud
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday, October 9, said a special team has been set up to interrogate the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.
Sources within the commission said the governor is expected to appear before it next week for the interrogation.
A source also said there is no hiding place for the governor who is been investigated over allegation of N1.2bn fraud and an alleged contract fraud.
“We are expecting Fayose to show up at our office next week. He has nowhere to run to since he is under security watch and cannot leave the country through any land border, seaport or airport," a source said.
“We have also set up a special team of investigators that will interrogate him immediately after the expiration of his tenure," the source added.
The source also added that Fayose would be arraigned in a competent court once interrogation on the allegations is concluded.
However, in his reaction, a spokesman for the governor, Idowu Adelusi, said his principal was ready for the EFCC.
Adelusi said the governor had written a letter to the EFCC indicating his readiness to appear before the commission next week.
"Governor Fayose is an honourable man. He will not run away. He has already stated that he will make himself available next Monday once his tenure expires. He made this clear in a letter recently. Even when he was not under immunity, the governor honoured the EFCC invitations.
“The EFCC is not a court of law and cannot declare a person guilty. The governor will be available next week, no doubt," Adelusi said
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Fayose had on Tuesday, October 9, slammed a N20 billion suit on EFCC for placing him on a security watch list and directing that he should be arrested if he attempted to travel out of the country.
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He said the order by the EFCC was given despite realising that he is a sitting governor conferred with constitutional immunity against any criminal proceedings.
He said that the action of the EFCC not only breached his constitutional immunity, but that it also exposed him to public opium and ridicule.
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