Fayose Must Not Escape From Nigeria, EFCC Told Customs

Governor FAYOSE

The Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) has been urged to ensure Ayodele Fayose, incumbent governor of Ekiti State, does not escape from the country.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) impelled Customs to place Mr Fayose on its watchlist.

Fayose who enjoys immunity from prosecution as a result of his present office ends his tenure as governor of the state on October 16.

He is being probed for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.

In a letter dated September 12, and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC said Fayose may be planning to flee the country.

“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,” read the letter signed by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC.

In its response, the customs instructed all zonal coordinators, area commanders and comptrollers to monitor Fayose.

“Consequently, you are requested to monitor the subject and report to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission through the provided contact details if sighted,” the customs wrote in a letter dated September 14.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to which Fayose belongs to, lost the July 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state.

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated the candidate of the PDP, Olusola Kolapo, to win the election.

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