EFCC Advises Fayose To Face Task Of Governing Ekiti And Stop Baseless Accusations

Following the accusation of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose saying the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had given Femi Falana properties from the recovered pension funds, the commission has released a statement to address the accusation.

Read the full statement below;

‘The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) takes exception to the attempt by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to impugn the integrity of its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over the management of assets recovered from pension fraud suspects. The governor, who addressed the media today in Ado Ekiti, was quoted as saying that respected Lagos lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, “was one of many highly placed Nigerians who allegedly were compensated by the EFCC and Ibrahim Magu with properties retrieved from corrupt government officials.’

‘This is the most irresponsible allegation, coming from a governor of a state. Will Fayose, in good conscience be able to name the “prominent Nigerians’, that the EFCC and Magu supposedly ‘dashed seized properties to curry their favors’?

‘The EFCC does not need to ingratiate discerning Nigerians to win their support. The Commission’s record and the uncommon commitment of Magu to the fight against corruption is the reason why patriots like Falana would openly identify with the Commission’.

‘Magu and the EFCC did not give out any property, being suspected proceeds of crime, to anybody. The Commission never received any property from Abdulrasheed Maina and could not be compensating people for what does not exist. If Fayose has evidence to the contrary, he is at liberty to call another world press conference to expose all the prominent Nigerians’.

‘Otherwise, he should face the task of governing Ekiti and the challenge of accounting for his stewardship as his tenure hits the homestretch’.

One thought on “EFCC Advises Fayose To Face Task Of Governing Ekiti And Stop Baseless Accusations”

  1. I take exception to this nasty response from EFCC. Yes because in the media briefing, Fayose only stated what was already in the public domain as the AGF had already mentioned in the House of Representatives committee investigating the mainagate. Falana himself has come forward in response to the AGF claim that he actually procured the property and hence not a gift to him.i remember Fayose saying that even as a third or fourth degree accomplice to the saga is already embarrassing enough to the person of falana. So, rather than castigate Fayose, they should investigate and stop taking Nigerians for a ride because even though we were coarsed into voting in a dollard, majority of us are not same. As I have always maintained, this is the most controversial government I have ever witnessed in my life together with the one of 83. Unfortunately, these two governments are manned by same person!

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