President of God’s Fountain of Life Bible Mission, International Incorporated, Bishop Sam Oyede, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, stepped beyond its bounds in freezing the personal bank account of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
He noted that the country was currently grappling with the problem of Niger Delta Avengers, Fulani herdsmen’s menace, Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, agitations and warned the EFCC against further heating up the polity by posing as a witch-hunting agency.
Speaking with newsmen at Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, Oyede said that it was illegal and unconstitutional for the bank account of “a sitting governor to be frozen while in office.
“Fayose as a lawfully elected governor enjoys immunity. Yes, certainly, the governor enjoys immunity under section 308 of the 1999 constitution. That is the same immunity that the president and vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria enjoy under that section of the constitution,” he said.
Urging President Muhammadu Buhari to call the commission to order, the cleric maintained that “Nigeria is in a democracy, where the rule of law should be upheld and not in a military dictatorship that reels out inhumane decrees.
“By this act, it is clear that the EFCC is over-heating the polity. Who is ordering the freezing of Fayose’s account, the anti-graft commission should tell us.”