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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

CRIME NEWS:Does EFCC Has the Right to Freeze Account of a Governor Covered by Immunity ?

It is no longer news that the personal accounts of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and some of his associates have been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which the governor
describes as unlawful. Fayose said he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor , urging the federal government to fight corruption within the ambit of the law.
EFCC has reacted to the claim that Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State cannot be investigated because of immunity currently being enjoyed by him.
The commission said that the immunity being enjoyed by any governor does not prevent the commission from investigating suspicious movements of money into his accounts.
1. Is EFCC Violating Immunity Clause ? ***
2. Does EFCC Has the Right to Freeze Account of a Governor Covered by Immunity ?
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2 people like this.

Onuh Jude

EFCC is a tool used by the president to frustrate his opposition,they are no longer meant for fighting corruption.

هبة الفيضة كامل انياس

they are doing the right thing. Let them continue with the good work

Aina Prince Jp

Immunity? Hmmmmm

Osuntokun David

Yes ......

Ogechi Jane

They don't have such rights, unless being ordered by the court of law

DjAblongo Darey Blaq

atlst now he gonna kip quiet ....lolz.....his immunity has xpired since Jonathan left....lolz

Chris Kayana

The EFCC does not just act without carrying out thorough investigations, we acted based on the act establishing the Agency. If anyone felt we've acted against him wrongly, let the person approach the court."

"It is a fact that according to our constitution, certain category of public officials are immuned from prosecution while in office and they include the President, Vice President, Governors and deputy Governors.
Thus, we all recognize and accept the fact that these category of persons have immunity, but to transfer this immunity to their properties or holdings or bank accounts is what we have been unable to identify where it is stated in the constitution.

Timothy Tor


Chris Kayana

yes sire as quoted by Official EFCC

Timothy Tor

I see. We get more knowledge about our constitution when things like this happen...the Kogi saga and this. Our democracy is sure growing

Jeremiah Ademolu

Think only court can interprets this better.

Chris Kayana

yes...thats why they said he s free to go to court

Madubuike Chioma

They doesn't have any right because immunity is covering him.

Modupe Odunsi Sada

Immunity? only in Nigeria

Uchenna Lawrence

Which immunity when u fight de government. Its remaining to get u arrested.talkertive governor

Arowolo Oluwagbhenga Benjamin


Adegbite Ade Pepie

i don't pity neither envy him,he is on his own and the people clapping for him when he was derailing from real opposition

Jamil Imodibie

Amala governor

Ayeni Ola Peters

Let us pray for our leaders, nigeria need prayer , the way things are going is only God can help this country call nigeria, pls pls pls let us pray for this country

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