The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it has arrested Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Toyin Ojo; and the Accountant General, Mrs. Oluyemisi Owolabi.
They were arrested on Thursday in Abuja at Governor Ayodele Fayose’s declaration of his desire to run for president in 2019.
The ceremony, held at the Chelsea Hotel in Garki, Abuja, was attended by a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore; and a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.
A short statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, noted that the two officials are now in its custody.
“They were picked up today following their refusal to honour previous invitations for interrogation in relation to pending investigations on the misuse of bailout funds by the Ayodele Fayose administration,” Uwujaren said.
In July, Ekiti State Government acknowledged receiving N4.7bn as Paris Club refund, according to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
The pay advice form showed that N4, 772,836,647.08 was the amount credited to the state account by the Federal Government.
The state also earlier got N8.8bn, out of which the local councils got N3.4bn. (NAN)