The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) has made it clear that immunity for governors or deputy governor of a state cannot stop it from investigating suspicious account that belongs to such officer.
Justifying the freezing of the account of the Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose on Monday, the EFCC said that it has the right under the law therefore to freeze the account of Governor Ayo Fayose despite the immunity he enjoys from prosecution.
The Commission said Fayose’s immunity does not extend to any suspicious account he runs being frozen.
The spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, who spoke in an interview, said that the EFCC has the right to investigate any governor, whose account is being used to move funds.
“Immunity does not prevent EFCC from investigating suspicious accounts of those enjoying immunity, and Fayose cannot be an exception.” [myad]