Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose may not return home from the offices of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today as he may be detained to assist interrogators get to the bottom of some allegations against him.
Fayose, who left office as governor on Monday and thus lost the immunity conferred by the Constitution reported to the EFCC office as he promised he would on Tuesday with his supporters, including Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, lawyers, politicians, and human rights activists. He was dressed in a t-shirt embossed with ‘EFCC, I’m Here,’ and carried a back pack and sleeping things.
A senior official of the anti-graft agency told Global Patriot Newspapers, GPNews, Tuesday that as at press time, the controversial, outspoken two-time ex-governor was “still being interrogated.”
The official who spoke on condition of anonymity said “ He is still being interrogated. Most likely to be detained.”
On what the ex governor is being questioned on, the official said, “There are several issues but the prominent one is the N1.3billion he collected from ex NSA (National Security Adviser) Col. Sambo Dasuki.”
As at press time, some of the enthusiastic crowd that accompanied the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain to the EFCC office had started thinning out.
His supporters are saying that he is being witch-hunted for his vociferous opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in 2015 and his re-election in 2019, but the EFCC source said that they are working with facts before them and that the ex-governor’s matter was far from being political.