Ekiti Assembly Gives EFCC 20-day-Ultimatum To Investigate Kayode Fayemi Over Alleged N40bn Fraud

The Ekiti State House of Assembly says it will drag the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to Court if it fails to investigate the allegation of N40 billion fraud made against the immediate past governor of the state and Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi within 20days.

The anti-graft agency was accused of compromise over its failure to take action against the Minister despite its numerous petitions sent to it by the Assembly.

The House of Assembly, in a reminder letter, stated: “Should the EFCC fail, refuse and or neglect to act on this petition within 21 days of receipt of this letter of reminder; we shall have no option than to institute legal action against you. Consequently, we shall be asking for an order of mandamus compelling you to perform your duties according to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the EFCC Act 2004.”

The house had submitted a petition, dated October 24, 2016 and signed by the Speaker, Pastor Kolawole Oluwawole, to the EFCC in Abuja on October 27, 2016, complaining of fraudulent practices against Dr. Fayemi, Mr Dapo Kolawole, Mr Yemi Adaramodu, Mr Abiodun Oyebanji, Arc Oyelade (CASA Nig Ltd), Mr Bayo Kelekun and others.

The petition, it is revealed, has not received any action from the EFCC three months after it was submitted.

The letter noted: “Three months after the petition was submitted, you have refused, and or neglected to act on it.

“However, should you fail, refuse and or neglect to act on this petition within 21 days of receipt of this letter of reminder; we shall have no option than to institute legal action against you. Consequently, we shall be asking for an order of mandamus compelling you to perform your duties according to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the EFCC Act 2004.”

 

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