The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has written to the Nigerian Customs Service to place the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose on its watch list as there are indications that he wants to evade investigation and flee Nigeria.
Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among other charges.
In a letter dated September 12 signed by the chairman of the anti-graft commission, Ibrahim Magu, and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC said Fayose may be planning to flee the country.
“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,”.
In its response, the customs instructed all zonal coordinators, area commanders, and comptrollers 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.