The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday arrived the Tunde Idiagbon House, former head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja.
Fayose had earlier notified the EFCC that he will make himself available immediately his tenure expires.
He was on Tuesday accompanied to the anti-graft agency’s office by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, and former minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
Sporting a black T-shirt crested “EFCC, I’m here!”, the ex-governor said: “I am here in line with my promise that I will be here on the 16th of October, and like I said to EFCC, they should await my arrival.
“This morning, they have been to my house which I think it’s unnecessary.”
Also speaking, Wike said: “He wrote to the EFCC that he will submit himself on the 16th of October.
“So let Nigerians know that he came by himself to EFCC without anybody harassing him, so that’s why I brought him here.”
Fayose was seen with a bag filled with his clothes.
Meanwhile, there was a mild drama ensued outside the EFCC office when the commission’s operatives attempted to bar Fani-Kayode, from accompanying former Governor Ayodele Fayose into the premises.
Fani-Kayode, who obtained an LL.B from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Masters degree from Cambridge University, noted that he was a lawyer and had practised in Nigeria.
After challenging the security officials with his credentials, he was allowed in.
While going in, Fani-Kayode joked with the EFCC operatives that he ought to be allowed unto the premises at any time having spent 90 non-consecutive days in the custody of the commission in 2016.
“I am a regular customer here. You should know me by now,” he joked.
Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, who has been representing Fayose in court since his recent case with the EFCC began, also took three lawyers from his chambers into the EFCC before leaving.