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EFCC detains ex-Ekiti gov, Fayemi in Ilorin over alleged N4 bln fraud

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The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, is currently being held at the anti-graft agency the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) zonal office in Ilorin over allegations of misappropriation of state funds.

The ex-governor of Ekiti State, according to insiders, arrived at the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Commission at about 10 a.m. today, June 1, 2023.

He is being quizzed by a team of investigators on allegations of misappropriation of funds during his tenure to the tune of about N4 billion.

There are reports that the agency’s invitation has been shelved for a few weeks to ensure that transition modalities go smoothly.

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The probe is said to be connected to the handling of funds during his tenure as governor of Ekiti state.

Fayemi, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was governor of the state from 2018 to 2022. He handed over to Biodun Oyebanji after the latter won the governorship election in June 2022.

The former governor had reportedly written the EFFC seeking to delay his invitation over the alleged misappropriation of funds.

It remains uncertain if the former governor will be released today.

As of the time of filing this report, the EFCC had yet to make a formal statement on the development; however, details of the interrogation are expected within the coming hours.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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