.Its A Wild Goose Chase, Says Fayose
The Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday sealed off at least seven property allegedly belonging to former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The sealed properties were marked with red ink inscription: “EFCC under investigation KEEP OFF ABJ-HQ FAFI.”
Meanwhile, a member of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Samuel Omotoso, has said that a two-storey commercial building located at Okesa Market and sealed by the EFCC, belongs to him.
“A simple check at the land registry would have put paid to this unnecessary exercise and the accompanying media sensation, as all documents relating to the joint ownership of the said property by my family is in the public domain,” Omotoso said.
He described the EFCC action as political infringement on his property and harassment.
Also Mr. Fayose has, on his verified Twitter handle, @GovAyoFayose, on Thursday, condemned the EFCC action as a wild goose chase.
He said it was another media campaign against him.
Fayose tweeted, “Just been informed that operatives of EFCC in collaboration with All Progressives Congress government in Ekiti are going about sealing houses of innocent people in the state, under the guise that the houses are linked to me. This is another wild goose chase and the usual media campaign against me.
“It is only in our country that an anti-corruption agency will first go about sealing houses before determining the ownership, which can be done so easily by visiting relevant agencies. I am informing the public ahead of their usual blackmail and media trial.
“The other time, EFCC sealed a petrol station in Akute, Ogun State, claiming it belonged to me. They also sealed a guest house in Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja only to find out later that the house is owned by a retired army general. Methinks EFCC should be acting better now.”