According to Wisdom, The allocation to Kogi in 2016 was ₦57.8bn. And you’re accusing somebody of stealing ₦80bn


Ohalete Chibedu-Wisdom, the convener of the coalition of civil society against corruption, has questioned the accusations of corruption made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Yahaya Bello, the former governor of Kogi State. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Recall that Yahaya Bello was recently listed as wanted by the anti-graft agency in relation to a case involving suspected ₦80.2 billion in money laundering. Mr. Wisdom expressed curiosity over the source of the money, given that Kogi received ₦57.8 billion in allocations in 2016.



Speaking in an interview on AIT, he said, “EFCC accused former Governor Yahaya Bello of stealing ₦80.2 billion. That it was done in 2015. Now the question is this, was Yahaya Bello the Governor of Kogi State in 2015? The answer is no.

When EFCC now realised that they have shot themselves in their legs, they went to amend the charges to 2016 in February. Now another question is, in 2016, assuming Yahaya Bello stole that amount of money, remember Yahaya Bello took office in January 2016, and the amended charges said February 2016. That is barely one month. What is Kogi State federal allocation to the state? How much was it? This question is very important and by the time you answer the question, you will know where I’m coming from.

Now the allocation for the year for Kogi in 2016 from the records available from the office of federal Bureau of statistics was ₦57.8 billion. And you accusing somebody of stealing ₦80 billion. So where is this money from?

Is the money from former Governor Idris Wada? The budget that was running was that of Idris Wada. So the question is, how come about this ₦80 billion?”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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