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EFCC questions former Ekiti Governor, Fayemi, over alleged N4bn misappropriation

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, regarding an alleged misappropriation of N4 billion. Sources within the agency confirmed that Fayemi appeared before the Ilorin zonal command of the Commission on June 1, 2023, where he is being questioned by a team of investigators. The allegations revolve around the mismanagement of funds during his tenure as governor.

Three weeks prior to his questioning, Fayemi had written to the EFCC, requesting a delay in the money laundering investigation against him. He cited the need to present a book in honor of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 19. The former governor was scheduled to appear before the EFCC on May 18 for questioning regarding money laundering allegations.

In response to the EFCC’s letter of invitation, Fayemi’s legal counsel, Adeola Omotunde, explained that his client was engaged on May 18 due to his involvement in organizing and reviewing books published in President Buhari’s honor. Fayemi expressed his inability to honor the EFCC’s invitation on May 18, citing prior commitments related to the book presentation and other programs.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, was contacted for comment but did not provide a response by the time of filing this report.

 

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