Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti State.

Kayode Fayemi, a former Ekiti State governor, has refuted media reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) questioned him on alleged fraud to the tune of ₦4 billion.

Mr Fayemi made the clarification this in a statement through his spokesperson, Ahmad Sajoh, on Friday.

He said he was only summoned to appear before the anti-graft agency over a petition from a group aiming to tarnish his reputation, adding that the issue of alleged misappropriation of the funds was not raised when he honoured the commission’s invitation on Thursday.

“We wish to note, too, that contrary to the news that made the rounds about a purported N4b fraud case against Dr Fayemi, no such allegation was raised in his conversation with the EFCC,” the statement clarified.

“All he did was respond to a frivolous petition from a faceless group, the so-called Ekiti Patriotic Coalition, which we strongly believed is a front for some anti-Fayemi politicians, who are trying to soil the former governor’s good name and image.

“As governor, he consistently demonstrated a profound commitment to the welfare of the citizens, driving notable advancements in infrastructure development and attracting valuable investment opportunities to the state.”