- Former Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has stoutly denied being investigated by the EFCC for an alleged N4 billion fraud
- The ex-governor said during his visit to the office of the anti-graft agency in Ilorin on Thursday, June 1, no accusations of wrongdoing were brought up
- Fayemi further described the allegation that he laundered N4 billion as "frivolous"
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In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, June 2, by one of his media aides, Ahmad Sajoh, Fayemi said although he visited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office, “no such allegation was raised during his conversation” with officials of the anti-graft agency.
Details of Fayemi's conversation with EFCC officials
According to the statement, Fayemi only responded to a petition from a group he said was trying to soil his name and image, Vanguard reported.
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The statement partly reads:
“We wish to note that contrary to the news that made the rounds about a purported N4b fraud case against Dr Fayemi, no such allegation was raised in his conversation with the EFCC."
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Legit.ng learnt that Fayemi was not arrested, but honoured the invitation earlier extended to him.
It is also understood that he would likely be released on Friday, June 2.
Details of Tinubu's meeting with EFCC chairman Bawa emerge
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng earlier reported that the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Wednesday, May 31, met with the president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The meeting happened at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting, which was the EFCC chairman’s first official engagement with Tinubu since he assumed office, afforded the anti-graft czar the opportunity to brief the president on the state of the fight against corruption.