Finally, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confined previous Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose.
This is following his explanation that he will storm the counter join organization office in
Abuja with his bedclothes and pillowcase.
Satisfying his announcement, Fayose visited the EFCC office yesterday, wearing a pair of jeans trouser and a blue T-shirt with the strong engraving, 'EFCC I'M HERE!';
he slung a complementary blue bag across his shoulder, supposedly containing his personal effects.
He was accompanied by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, and a legal team led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozhekome.
Addressing reporters, Fayose said: “I am here, in line with my promise that I will be here on the 16th of October, like I said to the EFCC to await my arrival. This morning, they came to my house. They cordoned off my street, which I feel personally is unnecessary and unwarranted. When a man says he is coming, he should be given the benefit of the doubt. I have left Ekiti, so whatever they need to ask today, I will be able to respond appropriately.”
The former governor’s wish to sleep at the EFCC custody may have been granted as his spokesman, Lere Olayinka told The Guardian around 6:30 p.m. yesterday that his boss was detained.
“I can confirm to you that he has been detained. We entered the EFCC with him but we were asked to go later. But up till now, he is still with them and he has been rendered incommunicado,”
Also, a source within the anti-graft agency also insisted detention was a most probable outcome.
Meanwhile, the anti-graft agency wants Fayose to explain his role in the alleged receipt of N1.2 billion from a former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, through a former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
The money was allegedly given to him in the buildup to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State. Fayose’s aide, Abiodun Agbele, and others had already been arraigned by the EFCC, while Fayose’s immunity from prosecution lasted. He is also wanted over alleged contract fraud.