EFCC Grills Fayemi for Alleged Money Laundering

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The former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, was questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday for alleged money laundering of N4 billion.

The EFCC had called the former minister of solid minerals to provide evidence last month on the alleged theft of money purportedly belonged to the Ekiti State government.

But before attending the commission’s invitation about the charges of money laundering, he pleaded with it to let him deliver a book written in honor of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to sources, Fayemi arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, on Thursday at 9:40 a.m. The commission’s agents immediately took him into one of the offices to interview him about the allegations.

The source was however silent on whether the ex-governor would be released by the anti-graft agency today.

Fayemi ruled Ekiti State across two different periods for eight years.

He ruled the state from 2014 to 2014 and 2018 to 2022.