Bello: Olukoyede “I called him, which I’m not supposed to do, just to honour him as Ex Gov, he rejected”

Punch Newspaper said that Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), revealed that Yahaya Bello, the former governor of Kogi State, had pre-paid his child’s school fees by transferring $720,000 from the state treasury to a bureau de change before to his resignation. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

This disclosure, which Olukoyede made on Tuesday during a news conference in Abuja, provided insight into the ongoing investigations into the situation.

According to Olukoyede, the EFCC inherited the case file and subsequently reached out to Bello to discuss the issues. However, Bello declined the invitation, citing concerns about potential embarrassment and intimidation orchestrated by a woman who allegedly surrounded the EFCC with over 100 people. Despite the chairman’s efforts to engage Bello in clarifying the matter, the former governor opted not to cooperate with the commission.

The revelation adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing investigation into Bello’s financial activities during his tenure as governor. It underscores the challenges faced by anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria when attempting to hold former public officials accountable for alleged financial misconduct. The EFCC continues its efforts to probe the matter further, despite encountering resistance from Bello.

The EFCC boss added, “I didn’t initiate the case; I inherited the case file. I called for the file, and I said there are issues here.

“On my own, I called him, which I am not supposed to do, just to honour him as an immediate past governor. ‘Sir, there are issues. I’ve seen this case file. Can you just come let us clarify these issues?’

“He said, ‘Ha! Thank you, my brother. I know, but I can’t come. There’s one lady that has surrounded EFCC with over 100 people to come and embarrass me and intimidate me.’CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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