Thursday, June 01, 2023.
Former governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has been reported to be in EFCC custody and being interrogated for N4bn misappropriation of fund
The former minister and chieftain of the APC was said to have arrived at the regional office of the EFCC in Ilorin at about 10 am on Thursday
The alleged fund was said to be in connection with the way he handled the state resources when he was the governor of Ekiti
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Ilorin, Kwara – Kayode Fayemi, the former governor of Ekiti State, has been said to be under interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to The Punch, the former minister is being grilled at the Ilorin chapter of the anti-graft agency.
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The paper reported that some reliable sources disclosed that the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) arrives at the EFCC office in Ilorin at about 9:40 am on Thursday, June 1.
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The sources further disclosed that Fayemi is currently under grilling by the operative of the anti-graft agency over alleged misappropriation of N4bn.
Another source then said:
“I’m not sure whether he’d be released today or detained. However, he’s not the only former governor that’s currently being probed by the commission.”
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According to The Cable, the interrogation is in connection with the funds he handled when he was Ekiti state governor.
Fayemi was the governor of Ekiti State between 2018 and 2022, which was his second term as the administrator of the state.
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He had earlier governed the state between 2010 and 2014 under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and lost his re-election bid to Ayodele Fayose.
The former governor was the foundational member of the APC and became ex-President Muhammadu Buhari’s minister in 2015 before he recontested in 2018 and won.
It was further reported that the former governor earlier wrote to the EFCC requesting for a delay in the invitation over the alleged misappropriation of funds.
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