The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has informed the outgoing Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose of its preparedness to receive him in order to clarify certain issues in the ongoing investigation against him over alleged involvement in money laundering and corrupt activities.
Fayose had in a letter dated September 10, 2018, informed the commission of his intention to visit the EFCC a day after serving his four- year term since he would no longer enjoy immunity by virtue of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
Acknowledging Fayose’s letter, the EFCC stated that it is ready to receive him, saying that it would even welcome the outgoing governor before the expiration of his tenure, provided that he is ready to waive his constitutional immunity.
This development was contained in a letter dated September 13, 2018 by the EFCC and addressed to Fayose.
The letter with reference No EFCC/EC/ GC/31/2173, was signed by the EFCC’s Director of Operations, Mr Umar Mohammed.
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 processes of the law, more so as your immunity as a Governor shall soon come to an end.
“In view of the above, and your request to make yourself available on Tuesday, the 16th of October , 2018, to make clarifications on ongoing investigations that affect you, we look forward to receiving you even earlier than the 16th of October, 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 1999 Constitution.”