Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has responded to a letter by Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose on why he is unavailable for questioning at the moment.
EFCC in a statement on Friday asked the outgoing governor of Ekiti State to make himself available for questioning on Thursday, September 20, 2018, instead of waiting till the handover as governor on October 16.
Governor Fayose in his letter to the EFCC dated September 10, 2018, said he will make himself available to the anti-graft agency on October 16, 2018, to make a clarification on investigations that affect him.
In its reaction, the EFCC in a letter with reference number, ‘EFCC/EC/GC/31/2173 dated September 1, 2018 and signed by the EFCC’s Director of Operations, Umar Mohammed, the anti-dated September 13, 2018 requested the Governor to turn himself in for interrogation on Thursday, 20th September, 2018, without prejudice to his immunity under section 308 of the constitution.
The anti-graft agency appreciated Fayose’s sense of duty as a law-abiding citizen who wishes to voluntarily submit himself to the due process of the law.
The letter reads in part, “I appreciate your sense of duty and responsibility as a law-abiding citizen who wishes to submit himself voluntarily to the due process of the law, more so as your immunity as a governor shall come to an end.
“In view of the above and your request to make yourself available on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, to make clarifications on ongoing investigations that affect you, we look forward to receiving you even earlier than October 16, 2018.
“In this regard, we shall be willing to receive you on Thursday, September 20, 2018, without prejudice to your immunity under Section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.
“Please accept the assurances of the acting chairman’s highest regards.”