Yahaya Bello: According to Olukoyede, I told him he would be allowed to use my private gate to give him a cover

As stated in the Punch story, Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, recounts an event in which he invited Yahaya Bello, the former governor of Kogi State, to clear his record on a matter. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

However, Bello declined, citing possible publicity as a justification. He claims that Bello refuses to make an appearance, preferring that detectives go to his village.

He insists that his actions have been lawful and that he’s treating everyone fairly, including two former governors who have been granted bail after being arraigned. He implies that Bello’s resistance to cooperate is suspicious and raises questions about his alleged guilt.

He said, “I called Yahaya Bello, as a serving governor, to come to my office to clear himself. I shouldn’t have done that. But he said because a certain senator had planted over 100 journalists in my office, he would not come. I told him that he would be allowed to use my private gate to give him a cover, but he said my men should come to his village to interrogate him.

Rather, we have obeyed the law. I inherited the case, and I didn’t create it. Why has he not submitted himself to the law? I have arraigned two past governors who have been granted bail now—Willie Obiano and Abdulfatah Ahmed.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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