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Fayemi Debunks Reports Of EFCC Investigation On Alleged N4bn fraud

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the former governor of Ekiti State and former head of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, denied he was being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for a purported N4 billion scam.

Fayemi said that during his visit to the EFCC, “no such allegation was raised during his conversation” with officers of the anti-graft organisation, according to a statement released on Friday by the Head of the Fayemi Media Office, Abuja, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh.

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But according to the statement, all Fayemi did when speaking with EFCC representatives in Ilorin, Kwara State, was reply to a pointless petition from an organisation attempting to harm his reputation.

The statement reads;

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 programmes 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.


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