The Ekiti State House of Assembly has sent a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), calling for the investigation and consequent arrest of the immediate past governor of the State and present Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi for allegedly looting the State of over N40 billion.
The petition, dated October 24, 2016 and signed by Speaker of the House of Assembly, Pastor Kolawole Oluwawole, was submitted to the EFCC in Abuja today, October 27 by the trio of the Deputy Speaker, Hon Segun Adewumi, Chairman House Committee on Information, Dr Samuel Omotoso and Hon Sina Animasaun.
The petition was titled; “Complaint of fraudulent practices against former Ekiti state governor and minister of solid minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi & others: Call for investigation & prosecution.”
Other people mentioned in the petition are Mr Dapo Kolawole, Mr Yemi Adaramodu, Mr Abiodun Oyebanji, Arc Oyelade (CASA Nig Ltd) and Mr Bayo Kelekun.
The deputy speaker, who addressed pressmen after the petition was submitted, said:
Since EFCC have claimed that the commission does not have any complaint against those holding power in Abuja, we have decided to submit this petition openly so that Nigerians and indeed, the entire world will be able to follow it up and ask questions from the EFCC as to what has happened to it.
Dr Omotoso, who also corroborated the deputy speaker’s claims, disclosed that the petition bordered on 10 major issues, namely;
- Construction of new civic centre
- construction of new governor’s office
- mismanagement of the N25bn bond and N5bn commercial bank loan
- construction of new government house
- diversion of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) N852.9 million
- fraudulent purchase of 156 units of Ford vehicles from Coscharis Motors
- inflation of road contracts, among others.
Also, Hon Animasaun said the State House of Assembly could no longer pretend as if nothing was wrong in the face of the monumental looting of the State treasury perpetrated by the immediate past APC government of Fayemi, hence the complaint to the EFCC.
The petition, which was accompanied with several documents partly reads:
Consequent upon the resolution of the House of Assembly, we write to request for the investigation of the following allegations of fraudulent practices against the former Governor of Ekiti State and incumbent Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and others.
The assembly urged the EFCC and President Muhammadu Buhari not swipe the allegation under the carpet as it called the government for an all-inclusive anti-corruption fight.