The immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has finally opened up on the investigations of EFCC over an alleged N4bn fraud.
According to the former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, he is not under any form of investigation over an alleged N4 billion fraud as reported.
In a statement that was released by the Head of the Fayemi Media Office, Abuja, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, stated emphatically, that “no such allegation was raised during his conversation” with officials of the anti-graft agency.
According to the statement, the visit of Kayode Fayemi to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Ilorin, Kwara State, was to answer a few questions about a petition filed by some group of people who wanted to tarnish his image.
The statement read, “We would like to address the concerns surrounding the invitation and subsequent visit of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of Ekiti State and former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“Last month, Dr. Fayemi received an invitation from the Ilorin office of the EFCC regarding a money laundering petition against him. It was during the height of the preparations for the change of government, with many activities and programs lined up as part of the event.
“A key member of the APC, Dr Fayemi was already committed to playing important roles at these events and his non-appearance would have impacted them significantly. Understanding the significance of his commitments at that time, Dr. Fayemi duly notified the EFCC of his willingness to cooperate but requested a more suitable date for his appearance.”
It added, “We firmly believe that Dr. Fayemi’s visit has provided answers to the agency’s inquiries regarding the petition. However, should there be a need for further clarification, Dr. Fayemi stands ready to cooperate fully.
“We wish to note, too, that contrary to the news that made the rounds about a purported N4b fraud case against Dr. Fayemi, no such allegation was raised in his conversation with the EFCC.
“All he did was respond to a frivolous petition from a faceless group, the so-called Ekiti Patriotic Coalition, which we strongly believed is a front for some anti-Fayemi politicians, who are trying to soil the former governor’s good name and image.”