EXTRA: EFCC gloats over Fayose’s loss in Ekiti — and hints at arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC) on Sunday hinted that it is dusting off its shelves the case of the integrated poultry project against Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.

The anti-graft agency filed the N1.3bn fraud case against Fayose in 2005.

The case led to his impeachment from office in 2006.

“The parri is over; The cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological Concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon,” EFCC tweeted on its official handle.

It has since deleted the tweet, apparently because it was accused of being partisan.

The project, involving the building of four poultry farms in four centres in the state  was handled by Gbenga James, Fayose’s childhood friend who eventually testified against him.

The money was reportedly spent on building a house in Ibadan, Oyo state for Fayose and purchase of Mercedes Benz worth N2.1million for Fayose’s mother among other things.

The investigation was done in Fayose’s absence as he fled the country to avoid being arrested by officials of the EFCC.

Fayose has since dodged prosecution on the wings of immunity.

However, he will no longer enjoy the benefits of immunity when he hands over power to Kayode Fayemi, winner of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state.

Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, Fayose’s candidate, with a margin of 19,338 votes.