The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has set up a special team to interrogate Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
The anti-graft agency would be free to arrest, detain and prosecute Fayose when the governor completes his tenure on 15 October, 2018.
Fayose is being investigated for allegedly receiving over N1.2bn from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
The governor allegedly got the money during the build-up to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Concise News gathered that Fayose is expected to show up at the office of the commission next week.
“We have also set up a special team of investigators that will interrogate him immediately after the expiration of his tenure,” Punch quoted a source as saying.
Fayose’s spokesman, Idowu Adelusi, also told the newspaper that his boss was ready for the anti-corruption agency.
He said, “Governor Fayose is an honourable man. He will not run away. He has already stated that he will make himself available next Monday once his tenure expires.
“He made this clear in a letter recently. Even when he was not under immunity, the governor honoured the EFCC invitations.
“The EFCC is not a court of law and cannot declare a person guilty. The governor will be available next week, no doubt.”