Ekiti State Government has described the arrest of Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as an irresponsible action.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Special Assistant to Governor Ayodele Fayose on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said that it was obvious that the hawks around President Muhammadu Buhari were afraid of the governor’s declaration for the 2019 presidential election.
“The EFCC is obviously living up to its status as the attack-dog of the All Progressives Congress government, but Ekiti State government under Governor Ayodele Fayose cannot be intimidated.”
Olayinka said the arrest was carried out with the view to embark on another round of media trial against the governor and his government.
“It is funny that the EFCC, in the bid to carry out its usual hatchet job against Governor Fayose, failed to take into cognisance the subsisting court order, which forbids any official of the Ekiti State government from being arrested by the EFCC. Up till today, the court order has not been appealed and it subsists.”
The government challenged the EFCC to tell Nigerians what has been done to loads of petitions written against the immediate past All Progressives Congress government of Dr Kayode Fayemi.
“What has the EFCC done to those involved in the grass-cutting scam and the $43m Ikoyi scam?”
“It is so funny and laughable that these characters in the APC government can’t even disappoint for once by being unpredictable.”