The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have placed governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State under surveillance to prevent him from leaving the country.
This is according to a leaked-letter purportedly written by EFFC and published by Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on his Twitter handle.
The leaked letter, dated 12th September, 2018, was allegedly personally signed by the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, and addressed to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service in Abuja. It has s reference number CR:3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG/TA/VOL.59/010
The letter was titled: “Request for watch-listing of persons, case of conspiracy, abuse of office, official corruption, theft and money laundering”.
The EFCC in the letter says Gov. Fayose has a case to answer and thus must be prevented from escaping investigation. This is because there is reasonable suspicion to suspect that the governor may plot his escape through any of the borders – land, air or sea.
The letter reads in part:” The under listed suspect is under investigation 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 watchlist and arrest him.”
The suspect name is the given as Fayose Ayodele Peter, Male, with his address, date of birth and passport number clearly indicated on the letter.
The letter was posted today on the twitter handle of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, @realFFK. Chief Fani-Kayode lamented the desperation of the federal government to arrest Gov. Fayose, even as a sitting governor, who ordinarily should enjoy immunity in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Chief Fani-Kayode said until his tenure lapses, Gov. Fayose should be free to travel out of Nigeria to any country of his choice.