EFCC SETS UP SPECIAL TEAM TO GRILL FAYOSE OVER CORRUPTION CHARGES
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up a special team to interrogate Governor AYODELE FAYOSE of Ekiti State next week when his term expires from office.
FAYOSE, who has been governor since October 16, 2014, will lose his immunity at exactly 11.59pm on October 15, 2018, thereby giving the EFCC the constitutional right to arrest, detain and prosecute him.
The governor is expected to report at the EFCC head office in Abuja to meet with the commission’s Director of Operations, UMAR MOHAMMED, after which he will be grilled by a team of operatives.
FAYOSE is under investigation for allegedly receiving over N1.2bn from a former National Security Adviser, SAMBO DASUKI through a former Minister of State for Defence, MUSILIU OBANIKORO.
The money was allegedly handed over to FAYOSE during the build-up to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.
FAYOSE’s aide, ABIODUN AGBELE, and others had been arraigned by the EFCC but he was excluded because of his immunity.