The Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi, are now cooling off in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

They were arrested for their alleged roles in the diversion of 7billion Naira.

The state was said to have received over N11bn from the Federal Government.

Incidentally, the arrests were made on the same day Governor Ayodele Fayose, formally inaugurated his presidential bid campaign.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said that the suspects had ignored a series of invitations, leaving the commission with no choice but to arrest them.

The EFCC spokesman also dismissed claims that the Ekiti State Government had obtained a restraining order against the commission.

The Ekiti State Government had last year rejected plans by the Senate to probe how bailouts granted the state to settle salary arrears by the Federal Government were spent.

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