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Detained Ekiti officials will seek redress in court against EFCC, says Fayose


Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose

Oni claims he owes PDP nothing to pay back

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said that the two officials detained and released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will seek redress in court against their unlawful arrest by the anti-graft agency.

Fayose stated this yesterday in Ado-Ekiti during a thanksgiving service to mark his third year in office.

He later presented two Kia Rio cars to the state Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and the Accountant-General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi, who were recently detained and released after spending 14 days in EFCC detention in connection with alleged misappropriation of bailout funds.


The governor said since people go to court and are compensated for infringement on their rights, as the Chief Executive of Ekiti State, he was bound to compensate them for their illegal arrest and detention for 14 days.

Also, the governor said that if he were to use human wisdom to choose who to support as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the state for 2018, he would have rooted for one of his former commissioners, Mr. Kayode Osho.

He, however, said that since he committed the matter to God’s intervention and guidance, the divine lot fell on his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, and he had no choice other than to support Olusola.

Meanwhile, Fayose has said his administration is working tirelessly to leave the state better than it met it and that is why it is executing numerous developmental projects across the state.

He said this in Ikere-Ekiti at the weekend while inaugurating the dual carriage road linking the town with Ado-Ekiti, as well as water fountain in the centre of the town.

He also said he would take a holistic look at the chieftaincy tussle between the Ogoga and Olukere.

In another development, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ekiti State governorship aspirant, Mr. Segun Oni, has said that he was not owing the PDP anything to pay back to warrant some people insinuating that as governor, he would be favouring the party to the marginalisation of APC.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Mr. Steve Alabi, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, Oni was quoted to have spoken when he visited the APC Elders Forum at Igbara-Odo-Ekiti in Ekiti South West Local Council of the state.

He told the elders why he wanted to be governor again and also doused the opponents’ instilled fears of what he would and would not do as governor.

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