Corruption Case Against Fayose Still Going On – EFCC

EFCC-FayoseThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has described as false, media reports that it had dropped corruption case against the governor-elect of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

The Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday said that the recent election of Fayose had not affected the ongoing trial of the former Ekiti State Governor for alleged corruption.

Uwujaren insisted that the case was still ongoing at the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

He noted that the case would come up for hearing at the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, on July 15, 2014.

The EFCC spokesman added that the immunity clause only provided a cover from prosecution for the President, the Vice President, sitting governors and their deputies and not a governor-elect.

His words: “The EFCC has not dropped the case against the former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

“The trial is still going on; it is continuing at the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti. In fact further hearing comes up on July 15, 2014.

“As you know, immunity from prosecution applies only to the President, the Vice President, sitting governors and their deputies”.

Uwujaren added that the case against Fayose, who is expected to be sworn-in as Governor of Ekiti State come October, has made substantial progress as the commission had called two witnesses to testify in the case.

Uwujaren also said that the issue of whether the case against the governor-elect would be withdrawn or not when he finally takes oath of office as governor was a matter for the court to decide.

“It is the court that would decide whether the case would be discontinued or not; all arguments will be canvassed in court and it is the court that would decide”, he said.

3 Comments

  • Is efcc afraid to come to Benue state.are they not away the degree of rot in the state?Benue is one of the most coruppt states.ordinary salary self the gov is unable to pay.where is the money?.or GEJ never point hand for Benue?injustice of the higest order.or is the oga untouchable?efcc if u don’t do anything about this then,u people r bais!

  • It is difficult here in Nigeria to draw a demarcation line between the ruling PDP members and officials of Anti graft agencies, the police and the judiciary. Something favourable to Fayose will be “cooked” to kill that case. Either the judge will withdraw or EFCC forced to drop the charges. We all know the game plan of PDP and covering for their corrupt members. This will go same way. Alamesiagh is free, Bode George is free, Als Mustapha is free, Mohammed Abacha is free, Farouk Lawan?, Stella Oduah?, Dezani Madueke?, Gbenga Daniel, Peter Odili? ALL PDP with corruption charges brushed under the carpet. Fayose will join the list of aquited before our very eyes in July. Shame of a nation where corruption is already institutionalised.

  • Notn ever work in Nigeria? Every remin dead at the alta of politics of self agradishment. Sane person in Nigeria are no more perbuted of the next political abracadabra of PDP led goverment But God dey. As all problem has an expiry day. Where are the mighty men of yester-years?

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