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Fayemi under EFCC investigation over allegations of N4bn misappropriation



N4bn Fraud Allegations: Fayemi Opens Up On Investigation by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is interrogating Kayode Fayemi, the former governor of Ekiti State, in Ilorin, the state capital of Kwara, the former governor at the anti-graft agency’s zonal command.

Sources with knowledge of the situation claim that Fayemi came to the EFCC premises on Thursday at around 10 a.m.

ENIGERIA has gathered that anti-graft agents are questioning the former governor regarding claims of N4 billion in financial embezzlement.


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The probe is said to be connected to the handling of funds during his tenure as governor of Ekiti state.

Fayemi, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was governor of the state from 2018 to 2022. He handed over to Biodun Oyebanji after the latter won the governorship election in June 2022.

The former governor had reportedly written the EFFC seeking to delay his invitation over the alleged misappropriation of funds.


He reportedly asked for a postponement since he would be taking part in the launch of two books in memory of former president Muhammadu Buhari.

According to a quote from Fayemi, he was required to attend the event because he was one of the launch’s planners.

The EFCC announced its intention to pursue exiting governors and other public officials shortly before May 29.

In reaction, Bello Matawalle, former governor of Zamfara, said the probes “must be holistic and not selective”.

Matawalle, who lost his reelection bid to Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the probe should be “all-embracing and cover all officers”.


“I demand that the EFCC chair extend similar invitations to officers of the Presidency and members of the Federal Executive Council, which is the highest tier of government in the country,” the former governor said.




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