EFCC Detains Fayose Over N4.7Billion ONSA Fraud “Peter The Rock” Cooling Off In EFCC Custody In Abuja
Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose Peter The Rock has been detained by the EFCC after some mild drama that happened at the headquarter of the agency in Abuja on Tuesday.
The controversial governor is being questioned over the ongoing probe of the alleged diversion N4.685billion by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
He is being grilled over the N1.3billion and $5.377million allegedly traced to him from the N4.6 billion slush funds.
The ex-governor arrived at the EFCC office in Wuse 2, Abuja in a customised blue Tee-Shirt with the inscription “EFCC I’m here”.
He was accompanied by his lawyer Mike Ozekhome(SAN), Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode and a small crowd of supporters,wearing white T-Shirts emblazoned with “Fayose, conscience of the nation”.
He came in a black Lexus SUV and was seening carrying a bag containing his clothes.
As he was going into custody, Fayose told reporters:
“Nobody should be afraid of the EFCC, especially when you have nothing to hide. I have remained courageous for Nigerians and I will always be with Nigerians.”
He was quoted as telling detectives that he needed to rest, having worked hard for four years.
He also reportedly told his interrogators: “I deny all the allegations, take me to court.”
Sources said Fayose would respond to issues raised by three teams of investigators.
A source added:
“He made a statement where he denied all the allegations and asked the commission to take him to court.
“So far, he has not responded to how he came about N1.3billion and $5.377million from ONSA. He has more issues to clarify; we are going to detain him.”
“There are three teams handling the allegations against the former governor. There is a special team managing his suspended trial because he had immunity as a governor; a separate team for the N4.685b ONSA fraud and the third panel probes his just completed tenure.
“Definitely, we are going to detain Fayose because he has a lot of issues to clarify.”
The agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said “The ex-governor is still undergoing interrogation as at last night.”