Corruption Allegations: Fayose Speaks From EFCC Detention
The former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) spoke out on Friday on reports that he was opening up on allegations of corruption made against him by the anti-graft agency.
He says it is a misleading and feeble attempt by the anti-graft agency to sustain its lies and campaign of calumny against him.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Olayinka Lere, Fayose, and posted on Twitter, the former governor said "no amount of sponsored media reports will change the fact that as at today, the EFCC does not have any evidence to prosecute" him.
Ever since the former Governor of Ekiti State submitted himself to the EFCC, his Twitter handle is managed by Mr Lere.
"Fayose will only defend himself in the law court because the EFCC has demonstrated that it is out to persecute him ostensibly because of his criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government.
"It is a fact that Fayose wrote to the EFCC on September 10, 2018 notifying the commission of his decision to make himself available on October 16, 2018.
"The EFCC replied by asking him not to wait till October 16 and that he should come on September 20, 2018.
"Therefore, isn’t it funny that the same EFCC that was desperate to have Fayose report on September 20 is still keeping him in detention, four days after he willingly submitted himself?
"Isn’t it now clear to all discerning minds that the EFCC is only acting as an agent of persecution against perceived enemies of the APC and it is helping to keep Fayose out of circulation as desired by the powers that be?" the statement read.
On the false statements that have been reported about Mr Fayose, Mr Lere said "very soon, the public will still be fed with stories like; "Fayose writes confessional statement and eats it," "he weeps in detention," "begs to return loots among other familiar lies of the EFCC".
Mr Fayose wants Nigerians to just ignore the EFCC sponsored lies and continue to ask why the anti-graft agency has failed to charge Fayose to court despite the overwhelming evidence it claimed to have.
He wants you to rest assured that he would not be intimidated even if he was detained for as long as the EFCC will be ready to take him to court.
"He won’t say more than what he has said which is denying the EFCC allegations," the statement added.
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