The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has approached the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to place outgoing Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose on its watch list.
In a letter, dated September 12, addressed to the Comptroller General of Customs Service, Hameed Ali, the EFCC said Fayose may be planning to flee the country.
“There is a reasonable suspicion suggesting that he (Fayose) may likely leave the country either through the land borders, airports or seaports in order to evade investigation. Hence, you are kindly requested to watch list him and arrest him,” the EFCC, in a letter personally signed by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman said.
Fayose, and the EFCC have long been having bitter exchanges. The latest followed the governor’s letter to the anti-graft agency promising to submit himself for interrogation the day after his tenure expired.
Reacting to the development through his personal Twitter handle, Fayose, wrote: “@officialEFCC putting my name on watch list after notification of my coming is not only political but petty. I’m not among those who are afraid to face tomorrow. Nobody is God. They should expect me on October 16, 2018. I will remain in PDP not minding their intimidation.”