- Fayose refutes ownership, flays commission for lack of verification
Shola Oyeipo and Chiemelie Ezeobi
As part of its ongoing prosecution of the war against corruption, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was on Wednesday said to have sealed off a fuel station purportedly belonging to the Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose.
The filling station, identified as ‘Chance Oil’ which is located at Lambe, Akute area of Ogun State, was said to have been sealed off by operatives of the commission for reasons yet unknown.
This would not be the first time the governor will have a brush with the commission, especially regarding the sealing off of his purported properties and freezing his Zenith Bank account.
Earlier this month, the commission had seized four duplexes on Victoria Island in Lagos State and one located at 44 Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, purportedly belonging to the governor.
While reacting to the incident, Fayose flayed the commission for always putting the cart before the horse, adding that the commission should have adequately verified it’s Information before acting.
Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the EFCC is acting in unbelievable manner by not adequately verifying it’s information before going after his boss.
He said, “It is ridiculous to say such thing about a person that has been governor for two years. How would you say Governor Fayose has a filling station at Akute?
“If he would have had a filling station, he would have had it along Lagos – Ibadan express road, at Lekki and other high brow areas and not Akute. Does he even have any link with Akute?
“Governor Fayose would rather have something like NNPC mega station, which would have like at least 20 pumps. He has been a successful businessman before becoming governor.
“When I hear some of these things, I just say are they really brainy. Last week, because Governor Fayose used a guest house, Brilla Bicaso, Gana Street, Abuja, they wanted to lock the place.”
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