No way out: EFCC continue to trail outgoing Ekiti State Governor

So to become former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose certainly has a tough future ahead of him if the activities of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is anything to go by.

Reports suggest that the EFCC has stepped up surveillance on the governor, it was reported that agents of the anti-graft body were at Akure Airport on Sunday as Fayose was heading to Abuja, the team had followed him all the way from Ado-Ekiti.

Another EFCC team were waiting for the governor at the Abuja Airport and they have consistently kept him on surveillance ever since.

“We have mounted surveillance on Fayose in the last 72 hours and we are trailing him in order to keep his words to appear before our teams of investigators.


“We have tracked his movement from Akure Airport to Abuja, where he came to attend a send-forth dinner. We will keep tab on him until he reports to EFCC on October 16. Otherwise, we will effect his arrest.

“There are three teams handling the allegations against the governor. There is a special team managing his suspended trial because he had immunity as a governor. We will resume his trial.

“Another team of detectives is in charge of N4.685 billion fraud in the Office of National Security Adviser( ONSA) in which Fayose was implicated. All we need to do is to take the statement of Fayose and arraign him in court.

“The third team takes charge of alleged infractions he committed in office during his second term. The Ekiti State Government has withheld some vital records in the last three years. We will meet with the incoming governor on these documents.

The governor may face trial in some courts in Ado Ekiti, Ibadan, Lagos and Akure. If he comes around, he will be our first guest at the new EFCC complex” a source that the EFCC said.

Already, three probe teams have been raised by the commission on the issues against the governor, including a group on his pending trial, a panel on N4.685 billion National Security Adviser (ONSA) fraud; and the last team is working on alleged infractions during his second term in office.


According to findings, the EFCC could meet with the incoming governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on some records, which the Ekiti State Government had withheld over the years.

In a letter to the EFCC in September, Fayose had express readiness to clear his name and insists he will submit himself personally to the body the day his tenure in office ends.

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