Drama ensued on Tuesday as the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, arrived the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with customised T-shirt and bag pack.
Fayose entered into the EFCC office in Wuse 2 in company of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Fayose, who wore a customised T-shirt with the inscription: “EFCC I’m Here”, over a pair of jeans and a face cap, went into the Commission with a bag pack.
Addressing journalists at the Commission, Fayose alleged that the EFCC deployed its men in his home, even when he had shown willingness to honour the Commission’s invitation.
He said his appearance was in line with his promise to make himself available to the anti-graft agency on 16 October after handing over to the new governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Also speaking, Wike and Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), asked the Commission not to abuse the former governor’s rights.
Fani-Kayode, who also spoke with EFCC detectives, joked that he was a regular customer of the Commission and asked them not to maltreat Fayose.
In a statement issued on September 12, he explained that several actions of the anti-graft agency, including the freezing of his account and an attempt to secure a temporary forfeiture of his property, indicated that there was a need to answer some questions.
He also said he took the decision due to his belief in the rule of law, noting that he is prepared to clarify all the issues surrounding the anti-graft body’s investigations on the stated date.