Former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been taken into custody at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.
Fayose, whose tenure as governor ended on Tuesday, October 16, turned himself in at the Wuse Zone 2 office of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday with a packed bag as he earlier said he's prepared to be detained.
He posted news of his detention on his Twitter account which will now be managed by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.
"I'm now in the custody of EFCC. While I'm here, my media aide, @OlayinkaLere will operate this twitter handle," he posted.
While addressing the media before he was taken into custody, the former governor said he's prepared to answer any questions posed to him by the EFCC.
"When a man says he is coming, Nigerians should be given benefit of the doubt. I had led Ekiti, and the best I could give, I have given. Therefore, every question, whatever they need to ask today, I will be able to respond appropriately," he said.
Fayose was accompanied by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and a crowd of supporters.
Governor Wike expressed his fears that the former governor might be harmed while in custody of the EFCC and urged Nigerians to note that he was in good health when he turned himself in.
He said, "He is hale and hearty and I believe that EFCC should know he is well. Our fear from the present report that we have is that he may be harmed.
"But, let Nigerians know that he came by himself to the EFCC without anybody harassing him. So, that is why I brought him here today."
The former governor is under investigation for allegedly receiving N1.3 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, through the then-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.