Contrary to the speculations that the former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over alleged N4b money laundering and misappropriation, his media aides have dismissed it as a ‘non-existence’.
Setting the records straight, the Head of Fayemi Media Office, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh in a statement on Friday, which was made available to page3news.com.ng in Abuja, confirmed that the former Ekiti State Governor was at the EFCC office in Ilorin, Kwara state, but the allegation of N4 billion fraud case against Dr. Fayemi, was never raised by the anti-graft agency. “All he did was respond to a frivolous petition from a faceless group, the so-called Ekiti Patriotic Coalition, which we strongly believed is a front for some anti-Fayemi politicians, who are trying to soil the former governor’s good name and image.”
Explaining, Sajoh said: “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.
“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.
“Yesterday morning, accompanied by his Counsel, Dr. Fayemi visited the EFCC Ilorin Office, engaging in fruitful discussions with the investigators before being allowed to depart after a few hours.
“We firmly believe that Dr. Fayemi’s visit has provided answers to the agency’s inquiries regarding the petition. However, should there be a need for further clarification, Dr. Fayemi stands ready to cooperate fully,” Mallam Ahmad Sajoh stated.
According to him, “throughout his tenure, Dr. Fayemi served the people of Ekiti State with utmost dedication and is renowned for his principled leadership.
“As governor, he consistently demonstrated a profound commitment to the welfare of the citizens, driving notable advancements in infrastructure development and attracting valuable investment opportunities to the state.
“We affirm that Dr. Fayemi will continue to uphold the highest standards of integrity that he’s known for, and we trust that the truth will prevail in due course.