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Fayose Accuses EFCC Of  Bias, Coercing Witness Against Him

…………Says; notwithstanding, expect me on October 16″

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has accused the Economic and

Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of coercing witnesses to implicate him,

having been unable to establish any case against him.

The governor, in a letter to the EFCC dated October 10, 2018, said

specifically that the commission was doing everything possible to induce

and or coerce Mr Maroun Azeez Mecheleb  to make false statement to

implicate me when he appears in your office at noon today (11/10/2018).

Governor Fayose said: “a situation where a prospective witness is being

induced or coerced to change his earlier statement by the Operatives of the

Commission is nothing but persecution.”

He however said the seeming bias of the anti graft commission

notwithstanding, he will be at its Abuja office on October 16, 2018 as

earlier promised.

The letter with reference number EK/Gov1/28/Vol1/13 read; “I have always

been made to know that the statutory functions and powers of your

Commission are neither to persecute nor compromise the integrity of your

Commission.

“Permit me to stress that, a situation where a prospective witness is being

induced or coerced to change his earlier statement by the Operatives of the

Commission is nothing but persecution.

“Therefore, it is important to bring to your notice that I am aware of your

desperate efforts in the last 48 hours to procure evidence by hook or crook

to ‘nail’ me.

“Specifically, I know as a fact that your Commission has been doing

everything possible to induce and or coerce Mr Maroun Azeez Mecheleb Sam to

make false statement to implicate me (when he appears in your office at

noon today 11/10/2018) as a foundation for you to concoct trumped up

charges against me notwithstanding the fact that the said Mr. Maroun who

only returned to Nigeria in the last three weeks had earlier made two

statements in Charge No. FRN vs.  Abiodun Agbele and  Ors.  Copies

extracted from the earlier proof of evidence are attached for ease of

reference.

“Regardless, I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, 16th October 2018.”

 

 

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