The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of shopping for evidence to nail him.
He alleged that the anti-graft agency had started coercing witnesses to implicate him in order to file a trumped-up charge against him upon the expiration of his tenure on October 15.
Specifically, Fayose in an October 10 letter addressed to the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and sighted by our correspondent, alleged that the commission had invited one Maroun Mecheleb in order to mount pressure on him so as to make a false statement to implicate him.
The letter entitled, “Stop coercing witnesses”, read, “I have always been made to know that the statutory functions and powers of your Commission are neither to persecute nor compromise the integrity of your Commission.
“Permit me to stress that, a situation where a prospective witness is being induced or coerced to change his earlier statement by the operatives of the Commission is nothing but persecution.
“Therefore, it is important to bring to your notice that I am aware of your desperate efforts in the last 48 hours to procure evidence by hook or crook to ‘nail’ me.” Read more