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JUST IN: EFCC Set To Arrest, Prosecute Governor Fayose Over N1.3b Poultry Fraud

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC) has indicated moves to arrest and prosecute Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti once he leave office as a governor.

BigPen Online recalls that Fayose has been under EFCC investigation over N1.3billion Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological Concepts Limited case which was allegedly tinted with fraud.

The fraud case which was initiated during the PDP administration was suspended following the immunity covering Fayose as a sitting governor. The immunity from arrest and prosecution expires once he handover to the new Governor-elect of Ekiti state. Fayose’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost in the Saturday election to the Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC).

Ekiti poultry project

EFCC in its Twitter handle @officialEFCC indicated moves to dust off the file and resume investigation and possibly prosecute Mr. Fayose of alleged fraud offences.

“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”. https://t.co/pD1ZheVhWt

The tweet however has received serious backlash since it was posted around 12: 37PM. https://twitter.com/officialEFCC/status/1018459465203552261

Customarily of EFCC, suspects under investigation are arrested, interrogated and subsequently charged for alleged offences.

Dr John Olukayode Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel Development under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration who was declared the winner of the 2018 Ekiti governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, July 15 is to take over from Fayose.

Story by Julius Eras-Olabowu