Fayose Files N20 Billion Lawsuit Against EFCC

According to Sun News, the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has filed a N20 billion lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on a watchlist.

The Commission is alleged to have written an advisory to key security agencies demanding that Fayose be arrested if he attempts to flee the country through land, sea and air borders to escape justice.

Following the action, Fayose threatened to sue the EFCC if it fails to withdraw the advisory within 72 hours, saying the action “not only breached his constitutional immunity, it also exposed him to public opium and ridicule.”

He further ‎demanded a written apology to be published in three national newspapers and social media.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1087/2018, Fayose is seeking, among other things, an order of the Court mandating the EFCC pay the sum of N20 billion as general damages for what he called “flagrant, deliberate, premeditated and reckless libel and unprovoked attack on his character and reputation and the breach of his constitutional right/immunity as an incumbent Governor.”

‎The governor is also seeking a declaration that the statements contained in the EFCC letter dated September 12, 2018 – and addressed to all Security Agencies in Nigeria, portraying him as a criminal, a fugitive and a runaway from the law – are not true, are malicious, are not fair statements.

Fayose wants the court to further declare “that the EFCC letter placing him on watchlist and directin

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