Ekiti declares half day for workers to receive freed commissioner ―AG

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 13, 2017

He described the release as a victory for the state against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the opposition.

According to an announcement aired on the state television and radio, the government said the civil servants are to resume work by 8am and close by 12 noon.

Lere Olayinka said: "Today, God gave Ekiti State and its people another victory over the EFCC and its APC collaborators as the State Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi were released after spending 14 days in EFCC detention for doing nothing".

Following the arrest, the EFCC had said the officials were arrested for their refusal to honour previous invitations over alleged misuse of bailout funds.

The officials were arrested by operatives of the anti-corruption agency in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on September 28, same day that Governor Ayodele Fayose officially declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election, raising widespread speculations and direct accusations of political motivation.

Fayose said he chose to declare the half work day for the workers to give them the opportunity of rejoicing with the Accountant General who is a civil servant and Permanent Secretary in the state civil service.

"Governor Fayose will be at Fajuyi, Ado Ekiti at 10 am".

"Ekiti state commissioner for finance and the account general are now in the custody of the EFCC".

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