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Why EFCC Placed Me On Watchlist – Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, incumbent governor of Ekiti State has opined why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) placed him on watchlist...


The EFCC recently alerted the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) to placed Mr Fayose on its watchlist.

The anti-graft agency said this is to prevent the governor from escaping from investigations of alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.

“There is a 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 him and arrest him,” Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC chairman said in a letter to the NCS.

Reacting, Fayose on Sunday said having informed the EFCC of his intention to tender himself at the office of the anti-graft agency, the move to watchlist him was political.

The governor said what ever happens he will not dump the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

“@officialEFCC Putting my name on watch list after receiving notification of my coming is not only political but petty,” Fayose said in a tweet via his twitter handle.

“I’m not among those who are afraid to face tomorrow. Nobody is God.

“They should expect me on October 16 by 1pm.

“Whatever they do, I will remain in PDP.”

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