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Ayo Fayose "We can freeze any suspicious account" - EFCC

The EFCC has reacted to the claim that Ayo Fayose cannot be investigated due to the immunity he currently enjoys as a sitting governor.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the claim that the Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose cannot be investigated due to the immunity he currently enjoys.

The commission said that the immunity being enjoyed by any governor does not prevent the commission from investigating suspicious movements of money into his accounts.

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Speaking with Vanguard, Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren stated that the anti-graft agency has the right to investigate any governor whose account is being used to move funds.

He said: “Immunity does not prevent EFCC from investigating suspicious accounts of those enjoying immunity and Fayose cannot be an exception,"  he said.

A source told Daily Trust that Fayose's Zenith bank account was frozen on orders by the EFCC when attempts to make withdrawals with his cheque failed.

Fayose, while reacting to the incident, described the action of the anti-graft agency as criminal and illegal adding that Section 308 of the 1999 constitution gives him immunity as a sitting Governor.

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