The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has asked the Nigeria Customs Service to place Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti state, on its watch list.
It said it was likely the governor was trying to flee the country through either land borders, airports or seaports to evade investigation.
''There is a reasonable suspicion suggesting that he may likely leave the country either through the land borders, airports or seaports in order to evade investigation.
''Hence, you are kindly requested to watch-list him and arrest him,'' the EFCC said in a letter dated September 12, signed by its chairman Ibrahim Magu.
The letter was addressed to the comptroller-general of customs.
In its response, the customs instructed all zonal coordinators, area commanders and comptrollers to monitor Fayose.
“Consequently, you are requested to monitor the subject and report to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission through the provided contact details if sighted,” the customs wrote in a letter dated September 14.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost the July 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state.
Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, defeated Olusola Kolapo to win the election.