Fayose Slams N12bn suit against EFCC for placing him on a watch list

The executive governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on a watch list.

Fayose Slams N12bn suit against EFCC for placing him on a watch list

The executive governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on a watch list.

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The disappointed governor filed the N20bn suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Fayose is angry because EFCC placed him on a watch list and directed that he should be arrested if he attempts to leave the country.

NAIJA CENTER NEWS had reported that the governor had on September 16, 2018, denied the claim that he planned to leave the country immediately after his tenure.

This medium also reported about the letter Fayose wrote to the EFCC requesting to be invited to answer queries a day after his tenure as the governor ends.

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In the suit, the governor accused EFCC of putting him on a watch list despite his cooperation and several intimidation tactics against him by the commission.

He vowed to remain in his political party, the Peoples Democratic Pary (PDP) no matter what.

Fayose is angry that the anti-graft agency’s action has publicly ridiculed him, and also breached his constitutional immunity.

The governor also noted that the EFCC letter which was addressed to all security agencies in Nigeria on September 12 portray him as a criminal, fugitive and a run-away from the law, describing the statement as untrue and unfair.

The PDP leader gives the EFCC 72 hours to withdraw the directive and publish a written apology in three national newspapers and the social media.

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This was communicated through his counsel, Obafemi Adewale.

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