EFCC grills former-Ekiti Governor, Fayemi in Ilorin Office

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The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in Ilorin grilled ex-Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi for alleged N4 billion fraud.

Ilorin zonal office of the anti-graft agency was said to have in a letter dated May 12 invited the former Governor to its office on May 18 over allegations bordering on money laundering and misappropriation of public fund.

EFCC source said the former Governor asked for time to honour the invitation.

It added that Dr. Fayemi arrived at the EFCC facility around 10am and was drilled by its operatives.

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The source said that “EFCC is interrogating the former governor over allegations of misappropriation of N4 billion and money laundering”. 

The commission in a letter by ACE 1 Michael Nzekwe stated “the commission is investigating a case of money laundering in which there is need to seek certain clarification from you has become imperative.

“In view of this, you are kindly requested to come for an interview with the undersigned through the head, Economic Governance Section. Thursday, May 18, 2023. No. 10 Oko close, off Station Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara. Time: 10: 00 hours.”

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The former governor had, however, written the commission seeking to delay his invitation over the allegation.

Responding through his lawyer, Adeola Omotunde, in a letter dated May 15, Fayemi said he was one of the organisers and a reviewer of one of the books published in President Buhari’s honour.

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“Our client is in receipt of your letter of invitation dated 12th May 2023 for an appointment on Thursday, 18th of May, 2023.

“Our client is one of the organisers of the programme and will review one of the books,” the letter read in part.

Fayemi was governor of the state from 2018 to 2022 and handed over to Gov. Biodun Oyebanji in June 2022.


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