EFCC Arrests Ekiti State Commissioner For Finance, Find Out Why


Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it has arrested Ekiti state commissioner for finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and the account general, Mrs O.O Owolabi. They were arrested today in Abuja, during an event by Governor Ayodele Fayose, in which he declared his presidential aspiration in the 2019 election.

In a short statement by spokesman Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC said the two officials are in its custody. “They were picked up today following their refusal to honour previous invitations for interrogation in relation to pending investigation on the misuse of bail out funds by the Ayodele Fayose administration”, Uwujaren stated.

In July, Ekiti state acknowledged receiving N4.7 billion as Paris Club refund, according to a statement by the special assistant to the governor on public communication and new media, Lere Olayinka. The pay advice form showed that N4, 772,836,647.08 was the amount credited to the state account by the Federal Government.
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