The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday, October 16, made good his promise of submitting himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with his arrival at the office of the anti-graft agency in Abuja.
Fayose wore a customized T-Shirt with the caption ‘EFCC, I’m Here’ printed on the front and was seen with bags filled with his personal belongings.
The former Governor also made this known on his Twitter handle @GovAyoFayose.
“I’m now in the custody of EFCC. While I’m here, my media aide, @OlayinkaLere will operate this twitter handle”.
Wearing a black t-shirt with the inscription ‘EFCC, I’m here’, the ex-governor said on arrival at the agency:
“I am here in line with my promise that I will be here on the 16th of October, and like I said to the EFCC, they should await my arrival. This morning, they have been to my house which I think its unnecessary.”
He was accompanied to the agency’s office by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Also speaking at the office of the EFCC, Wike said:
“He (Fayose) wrote to the EFCC that he will submit himself on the 16th of October. So let Nigerians know that he came by himself to EFCC without anybody harassing him, so that’s why I brought him here.”
A day after the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti, the EFCC had hinted that it would investigate the Integrated Poultry project embarked upon by the Fayose’s administration. The anti-graft agency filed the N1.3bn fraud case against the governor in 2005 with the case leading to his impeachment from office in 2006.
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In a viral tweet on the EFCC handle after the election that brought in incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi, the agency had said:
“The parri is over; The cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological Concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon.”
The tweet was later deleted by the anti-graft agency.
Trust Fayose the drama king to capture his arrival on video: