Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed fears of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, suffering harm in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Wike stated this on Tuesday when he accompanied Fayose to EFCC office at Wuse 2, Abuja, where the former governor submitted himself for questioning over alleged corruption.
“He is hale and hearty, and I believe that the EFCC should know he is well, I fear that the intelligence report we have is that he may be harmed.
“We want to let Nigerians know, that he came himself to EFCC, without any body harassing him, that’s why I brought him here today,” Wike said.
Erstwhile Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who also accompanied Fayose to the place said, “We are all here to stand in complete solidarity with our friend and brother, and as you can see, as his excellence said, he is going in hale and hearty and we expect him to come out well.
“The international community and the whole world is watching what is going to happen to him.”
Meanwhile, before going inside the EFCC office, Fayose explained he was in the place in line with the promise that “I would be here on the 16th of October, and like I said to EFCC, they should await my arrival.”
He added, “This morning they came to my house, they cordoned off my street, which I feel is unnecessary, it’s unwarranted.
“When a man says he’s coming, Nigerians should be given the benefit of doubt, I have led Ekiti and the best I could give, I have given, and therefore any question whatever they ask today I would be able to respond appropriately.
“Nobody should be afraid of the EFCC, especially when you have nothing to hide, I remain courageous for Nigeria.”
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