The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, his wife, Feyisetan Fayose, and his top aides.
According to a report by TheCable, others being investigated include Lere Olayinka, spokesperson to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state’s commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state’s accountant general.
Also being investigated is Kayode Ojo, the former commissioner for works in the state, who was sacked by Fayose in July 2017.
Sources in the know of the investigation reveal that the anti-graft agency is attempting to nail the governor, his wife, and members of his cabinets on allegations of money laundering and abuse of office.
Some of the letters seen by TheCable, dated July 20, 2018, and addressed to the managing director and the chief compliance officer of Access Bank Plc reveal that EFCC is also investigating the governor for abuse of office.
The EFCC listed four Access Bank accounts being run by “Ayodele Peter Fayose”, and about five accounts in the same bank, being run by “Feyisetan Helen O. Fayose”, believed to be the wife of the governor.
Sources also revealed that similar letters were also sent to other major banks in the country, where the governor and his loyalists run personal transactions.
Insiders also revealed that the banks were asked to present the details of accounts of the governor and his loyalists, including their; statement of account, bank verification, and any other relevant information that may help the investigation.