The EFCC has begun investigating Ekiti Gov. Ayodele Fayose, his wife, Feyisetan Fayose, and his top aides.
Lere Olayinka, spokesperson to the governor, Toyin Ojo, the state’s commissioner for finance, Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state’s accountant general, and former works commissioner Kayode Ojo are also under investigation.
The EFCC alleged there was money laundering and abuse of office during the administration of Fayose.
According to the Cable, the EFCC listed four Access Bank accounts being run by “Ayodele Peter Fayose”, and about five accounts in the same bank, being run by “Feyisetan Helen O. Fayose”, believed to be the wife of the governor.
Sources also revealed that similar letters were also sent to other major banks in the country, where the governor and his loyalists run personal transactions.
The Cable reported some of the letters referenced “CR:3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG-TA/VOL.57/254” and “CR:3000/EFCC/ABJ/EG-TA/VOL.57/258” requested that the banks’ compliance officers should report at the EFCC economic governance section on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 10 days after the just concluded Ekiti elections.
The banks were asked to present the details of accounts of the governor and his loyalists, including their; statements of account, bank verification, and any other relevant information that may help the investigation.
On losing the last guber election to the APC candidate Kayode Fayemi, Fayose was taunted by a tweet originating from the EFCC Twitter handle.
“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,” the tweet read.
But the EFCC denied it represented the non-partisanship of the agency.