Friday, December 14, 2007

EFCC Arrest Ex-Governor Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Sources told P.M.News this afternoon that he was picked up today by the EFCC operatives who will keep him in their custody throughout this weekend until next week Monday when he will be flown from Lagos to Kaduna for trial.

Sources at the EFCC further revealed that Fayose is to face trial over alleged corruption.

It was gathered that after his arrest, the Ekiti State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had requested that the EFCC release Fayose to answer charges for alleged murder but the EFCC turned down the request, insisting that the former governor won’t be released until he is charged to the Federal High Court in Kaduna next week.

An Ekiti High Court judge had ruled that Fayose could not be arraigned but since that order has been vacated, the former governor will now face trial over the allegation of murder levelled against him after EFCC is through with him.

Fayose had returned to Ekiti last week after almost a year of being in self exile and announced that he was ready to be quizzed by EFCC regarding the allegations levelled against him over corrupt enrichment while in office.

It was as a result of the allegations that he was impeached by the State House of Assembly late last year and he immediately disappeared to avoid being arrested by EFCC.

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