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Fayose fires back at EFCC, Customs, over placing his name on watchlist

Outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to report of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, writing the Nigeria Customs Service to place his name on watchlist.

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According to Governor Fayose, nobody is God and putting his name on a watchlist is all shades of petty and also political. He concluded his tweet by stating that he will remain in PDP, even with the intimidation.

He wrote;

@officialEFCC putting my name on watch list after notification of my coming is not only political but petty. I’m not among those who are afraid to face tomorrow. Nobody is God.  They should expect me on October 16, 2018. I will remain in PDP not minding their intimidation.

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We reported that the EFCC wrote the Nigeria customs service, asking the agency to outgoing Governor of Ekiti StateAyodele Fayose on its watch list and also prevent him from leaving Nigeria.  In the letter dated September 12 and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC said Fayose whose  tenure ends on October 16 may be planning to flee the country. The letter reads;

“There is a reasonable suspicion suggesting that he may likely leave the country either through the land borders, airports or seaports in order to evade investigation. Hence, you are kindly requested to watch-list him and arrest him,” read the letter signed by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC.

Reacting to the letter, all zonal coordinators, area commanders and comptrollers of the Nigeria customs service have been instructed to monitor Fayose.

“Consequently, you are requested to monitor the subject and report to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission through the provided contact details if sighted,” the customs wrote in a letter dated September 14.

Fayose is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others. It should also be noted that the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, had promised to make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Governor Fayose disclosed this in a letter dated September 10 and addressed to the acting EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu.

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