The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose will face criminal trial at the expiration of his tenure on October 16, 2018 according to a statement from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was confirmed by the agencyâ€™s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday.
Uwujaren, however, made it clear that it is the Federal High Court and not the EFCC, that will determine Fayoseâ€™s fate.
â€œWhile it is true that there is a subsisting criminal charge against Governor Fayose, the fate of the charge will be determined by the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, at the expiration of his tenure, not the EFCC,â€ he said.
Hours after Kayode Fayemi was announced winner of the election, the EFCC posted a tweet on its official Twitter handle, that it would resurrect a poultry scandal involving the governor.
The tweet was later taken down, following a barrage of criticism from Nigerians, including Fayoseâ€™s media aide.
â€œThat tweet was totally irresponsible. The EFCC is not the court.
â€œAyo Fayose will remain governor until October 16, so they should wait until the end of his tenure,â€ Fayoseâ€™s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said.
Fayose, like all Nigerian Governors, enjoys immunity from prosecution while in office.
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