investigation of Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, his wife,
Feyisetan Fayose, and his top aides.
Others being investigated include Lere Olayinka, spokesperson to the
governor; Toyin Ojo, the state’s commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi
Owolabi, the state’s accountant general.
in the know of the investigation reveal that the anti-graft agency is
attempting to nail the governor, his wife, and members of his cabinets
on allegations of money laundering and abuse of office.
the letters seen by TheCable, dated July 20, 2018, and addressed to the
managing director and the chief compliance officer of Access Bank Plc
reveal that EFCC is also investigating the governor for abuse of office.
EFCC listed four Access Bank accounts being run by “Ayodele Peter
Fayose”, and about five accounts in the same bank, being run by
“Feyisetan Helen O. Fayose”, believed to be the wife of the governor.
also revealed that similar letters were also sent to other major banks
in the country, where the governor and his loyalists run personal
Some of the letters requested that the banks’
compliance officers should report at the EFCC economic governance
section on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 10 days after the just concluded
Insiders also revealed that the banks were
asked to present the details of accounts of the governor and his
loyalists, including their statements of accounts, bank verification,
and any other relevant information that may help the investigation.
EKITI ELECTIONS AND ITS UNDERCURRENTS
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the July 14 elections in Ekiti
state, the EFCC official Twitter handle tweeted that the anti-graft
agency was coming after Fayose to explain his role in the alleged N1.3
billion fraud, as filed by the EFCC in 2005.
“The parri is
over, the cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti
Integrated Poultry Project Biological Concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case
file dusted off the shelves. See you soon,” read the tweet posted hours after Kayode Fayemi was declared winner of the governorship election.
The EFCC later disowned the tweet, saying it does not represent the views of the agency.