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Gov. Fayose Defeats EFCC Again As Court Says Agency Lacks Power To Probe State Finances

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 Gov. Fayose Defeats EFCC Again As Court Says Agency Lacks Power To Probe State Finances
Gov. Ayo Fayose
Outspoken Ekiti State Governor and chairman of the PDP Governor's Forum, Ayodele Fayose, has once again, defeated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in court.
A Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, has ruled that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lacked power to investigate finances of a state.
The court said, in federalism, the Federal Government is not an overseer or supervisor regarding finances of a State. That only the State House of Assembly can investigate finances of a State.
Consequently, the EFCC has been restrained from interfering in the running of Ekiti State by either investigating or arresting any official of the Governor Ayodele Fayose-led State Govt.
Shortly after the court's ruling, Gov. Fayose wrote on Twitter: "Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti has ruled that EFCC lacked power to investigate finances of a State. The court said, in federalism, the FG is not an overseer or supervisor regarding finances of a State.

"That only the State House of Assembly can investigate finances of a State. Consequently, the EFCC has been restrained from interfering in the running of Ekiti State by either investigating or arresting any official of the State Govt.
"We will continue to fight for the sustenance of our hard earned democracy, using legal means."

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