While receiving the state officials who were arrested and then released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose said the commission is not responsible and that he will restructure it when elected president of Nigeria.
Toyin Ojo, the state Commissioner for Finance and the Accountant General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi, were arrested on September 28th on grounds that they refused to honour previous invitations for interrogation in relation to a pending investigation on the misuse of bailout funds by the Ayodele Fayose administration.
Speaking at the reception organized in their honour, Fayose said;
“By the grace of God, I will restructure the EFCC when I become the president of this nation. I will reorganize EFCC and make it look responsible. They detained me in 2008, but I won them in court because the most high God was on my side. EFCC is a senseless body, because if they are not senseless, it should have known that the man who wrote the petition had been sacked because he didn’t deserve to be called a civil servant. The arrest of my officials was orchestrated by Ekiti indigenes in collaboration with the EFCC. I will never go and beg EFCC, it will rather beg me. I won’t negotiate anything because I am not afraid of them. There was a subsisting court that barred them from arresting any official of this state, but they breached the law.’