These are not the best of times for Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is now mocking him after the failure of his preferred candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, at the polls.
The EFCC in a tweet said; “The parri (party) is over; the cloak of immunity torn apart and the staff broken. Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon.”
For those who don’t know, the governor has been having a running battle with the EFCC since 2007 but it intensified in 2016 after it was discovered that the governor, while running for office in 2014, allegedly received over N1.3bn from the then Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, who is now a member of the All Progressives Congress.
The money was said to have emanated from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who has been in detention for nearly three years.
Fayose’s aide and trusted ally, Abiodun Agbele, who allegedly received the money from Obanikoro, has since been arraigned by the anti-graft agency while all of Fayose’s accounts have been frozen.
Obanikoro has, however, been converted to a prosecution witness and will be expected to give evidence against the governor when his tenure is over.