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After loss in Ekiti election, EFCC hints on plans to arrest Fayose

Anti-graft Agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) hinted on Sunday its preparation to arrest incumbent governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose after his tenure expiration.

The agency is planning a re-dig of a N1.3bn fraud case levelled against Fayose in 2005.

The case which led to the impeachment of Fayose in 2006 was tied around a failed integrated poultry project.

The EFCC on its Twitter official handle @officialEFCC said “The parri is over; The cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological Concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon”

The post which disappeared a while after according to TheCable NG reports was deleted apparently because it was accused of being partisan.

The project, involving the building of four poultry farms in four centres in the state was handled by Gbenga James, Fayose’s childhood friend who eventually testified against him.

Reports stated that the money was spent on building a house in Ibadan, Oyo state for Fayose and purchase of Mercedes Benz worth N2.1million for Fayose’s mother among other things.

The investigation was done in Fayose’s absence as he fled the country to avoid being arrested by officials of the EFCC.

Owing to immunity clause, the EFCC, however, has been unable to prosecute Fayose.

A statement of fact is that will no longer enjoy the benefits of immunity when he hands over power to Kayode Fayemi, winner of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state.

And the EFCC, like a vulture waiting patiently for its prey, seems to be set to pickup Fayose thereafter.

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