Fayose Writes EFCC, Offers To Report For Probe On October 16

Governor, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has written to the Economic and

Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will make himself

available on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1pm.

True to his promise of making himself available at the

EFCC office not more than 24 hours after

the end of his tenure as governor  “to clarify

issues or answer questions on issues within his knowledge.”


The letter dated September 10, 2018, was titled: “Notification of my

decision to make myself available in your office to clarify issue(s)

or answer questions on issues within my knowledge”


The governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New

Media, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement on Wednesday that the letter

was received at the EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday.


The governor however said that the EFCC was at liberty to pick another

convenient date in case October 16 was not suitable.


The letter read: “Several and serial actions of your commission for

some time now, including but not limited to freezing of my accounts

and attempts to secure temporary forfeiture of my properties,  are

indicative of the Commission’s desire to have me clarify some issues

or answer some questions but for the immunity that I enjoy under

Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution as sitting governor of Ekiti State.


“I wish to inform you that my term of office pursuant to which I enjoy

immunity against investigation and prosecution under the above

provision shall lapse by effusion of time on Monday, October 15, 2018.


“As a responsible citizen of our great country, who believes in the

rule of law,  I wish to inform you of my decision to make myself

available on your office on Tuesday, 16th  October 2018 at 1pm to

clarify issues or answer questions on issues within his knowledge.


“Kindly confirm the suitability of the above date or indicate by

return, the Commission’s convenient date.”


It should be recalled that Governor Fayose has said in 2016 that “The

EFCC and its collaborators should keep their gun powder dry and wait

till the end of my tenure.”