Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has made good his threat to drag the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to court for placing him on watch list.
The anti-graft agency wrote an advisory to key security agencies demanding that Fayose be arrested if he attempts to flee the country through land, sea and air borders to escape justice.
Fayose had on September 3 threatened to sue the EFCC if it fails to withdraw the advisory within 72 hours saying the action “not only breached his constitutional immunity, it also exposed him to public opium and ridicule.”
He also demanded the publication of a written apology to all Security Agencies in Nigeria, three national newspapers and the social media.
It was gathered on Tuesday that Fayose, through his counsel, Mr. Obafemi Adewale, filed the suit last Friday consequent upon the failure of the EFCC to meet the governor’s demands.
It should be recalled that EFCC had tweeted on July 16, 2018 through its official twitter handle @officialEFCC concerning Fayose that “The parri is over, the cloak of immunity is torn apart and the staff broken, Ekiti Integrated Poultry/Biological Concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon.”
In the suit marked FJC/ABJ/CS/1087/2018, Fayose is seeking among other things; an order of the Court mandating the EFCC to pay the sum of N20 billion as general damages to the for what he called “flagrant, deliberate, pre-meditated and reckless libel and unprovoked attack on his character and reputation and the breach of his constitutional right/immunity as an incumbent Governor.” Read more