EFCC Writes Customs Boss, Urges Fayose’s Arrest If He Attempts To Escape After Tenure


EFCC Writes Customs Boss, Urges Fayose’s Arrest If He Attempts To Escape After Tenure

Abuja, Nigeria News 16th September, 2018: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has written to the Nigeria Customs to arrest outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose if he attempts to escape the country through any route after his tenure ends in October 16.

In a letter written by the anti-corruption agency dated 13th September 2018 and addressed to the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd) the EFCC Boss said the outgoing governor has been placed on watch-list of the agency for a case of conspiracy, money laundering, official abuse of office and official corruption.

In the EFCC letter which was personally signed by Ibrahim Magu, it states “Fayose, a suspect is under investigation in connection with the above mentioned offences and there is reasonable suspicion suggesting that he may likely leave the country either through the land borders, Airports or Seaports in order to evade investigation. Hence you are kindly requested to watch-list and arrest him”.

The letter with reference number 3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG/TA/VOL.59/010 was written on September 13th 2018 listed Fayose international passport number as A05804492.

The Customs Boss by the letter, immediately forwarded it to his deputy where order was given to all the commands for wide publicity and to keep watch on the governor’s movement.


Earlier, Governor Fayose has written to the EFCC on his intention to make himself available to it on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 after his tenure lapses.

Fayose, in the letter he personally signed, said he was notifying the agency of his decision to make himself available to the EFCC “to clarify issue(s) or answer questions on issues within my knowledge.”

In the letter dated 10th September, 2018 and addressed to the chairman of the EFCC, he said his desire to submit to the commission was hinged “on several and serial actions of your commission for some time now, including but not limited to freezing of my accounts and attempts to secure temporary forfeiture of my properties.”

According to him, this is an “indicative of the commission’s desire to have me clarify some issues or answer some questions but for the immunity I enjoy under Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution as the sitting governor of Ekiti State.”

He added, “I wish to inform you that my term of office pursuant to which I enjoy immunity against investigation and prosecution under the above provision shall lapse by effluxion of time on Monday, 15th October, 2018.

“As a responsible citizen of our great country, who believes in the rule of law, I wish to inform you of my decision to make myself available in your office on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 1pm to clarify issues or answer questions within my knowledge.

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