Former Governor of Ekiti State Fayose storms EFCC in style [photos]
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose storms EFCC in style today. He Arrived EFCC Headquarters in ‘EFCC I’m Here’ Branded T-Shirt
Fayose, whose tenure expired today, is under investigation for allegedly receiving N1.3bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser through the then Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikiro.
Some of the supporters included a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, activist, Deji Adeyanju, Fayose’s aides and others.
The ex-Ekiti State Governor, whose tenure expired midnight on Monday, said earlier in the day that he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday with his bedclothes and pillowcase.
Fayose’s immunity ends along with his tenure and he has been invited to the headquarters of the EFCC.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) October 16, 2018
A mild drama ensued outside the Tunde Idiagbon House, former head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission when operatives of the EFCC attempted to bar a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, from accompanying former Governor Ayodele Fayose into the premises.
Fani-Kayode, who obtained an LL.B from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Masters degree from Cambridge University, noted that he was a lawyer and had practised in Nigeria.
After challenging the security officials with his credentials, he was allowed in
Protesters and supporters of former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State have asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to accord him the same respect given to the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
The protesters, led by Deji Adeyanju, the Convener of Concerned Nigerians, said Babachir was arrested and treated like a Very Important Person and released on self recognisance.
Adeyanju said, “Babachir, despite allegations of stealing money meant for the victims of Boko Haram, was released on self recognisance.”
The protesters threatened to return on Wednesday if Fayose is detained for more than 24 hours.