The EFCC has written the Nigeria customs service, asking the agency to outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose on its watch list and also prevent him from leaving Nigeria.
In the letter dated September 12 and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC said Fayose whose tenure ends on October 16 may be planning to flee the country. The letter reads;
“There is a reasonable suspicion suggesting that he 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,” read the letter signed by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC.
Reacting to the letter, all zonal coordinators, area commanders and comptrollers of the Nigeria customs service have been instructed to monitor Fayose.
“Consequently, you are requested to monitor the subject and report to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission through the provided contact details if sighted,” the customs wrote in a letter dated September 14.
Fayose is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.