EFCC orders Fayose’s arrest, Nigerians react

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Few days to the end of his tenure, the EFCC has put the outgoing governor of Ekiti State and prominent critic of the APC-led Federal government, Ayodele Fayose on its watch list.

The EFCC has also written to the Customs services to watch out for Fayose and  from leaving the country through any of the borders and arrest him the moment he is sighted.

The EFCC letter stated that the governor is under investigations for various crimes, including Abuse of office, Case of conspiracy, Official corruption, theft and money laundering

The governor described the move as petty especially as he had already informed the anti-graft agency of his willingness to answer any questions they might have for him when he leaves office.

Governor Fayose also denied claims that he plans to fly out of the country as soon as his tenure ends and insists that despite intimidation by the EFCC he will remain in the PDP.

In a tweet on Sunday, the governor said the anti-graft agency should expect him after he hands over power on October 16, as he earlier promised. He added that he is not afraid of being investigated.

Meanwhile Nigerians have been reacting to this development. While many find this move by the EFCC petty and childish, some people argue that its welcome since the governor just approved N10 billion supplementary budget in Ekiti state and the EFCC needs to investigate what the fund is meant for.

See some comments below:

 

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/1041592277611806721

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