Yahaya Bello: Am not afraid of EFCC, neither am I a fugitive. I only want the rule of law to be respected


Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, fiercely rejected being called a fugitive and challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to provide proof of any invitations sent to him, according to an article published in the Daily Post on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Ohiare Michael, Bello’s communications officer, restated the governor’s position and emphasised his dedication to preserving the rule of law. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Contrary to claims by the EFCC, Bello asserted that he had never been invited for questioning by the anti-corruption agency. He criticized the EFCC’s declaration of him as wanted without prior invitation, calling for transparency and accountability in the process.

The statement by Michael reads partly: “Let it be known to all that Alhaji Yahaya Bello is not afraid of the EFCC, he is not a fugitive running from the law. All he demands is that the rule of law be respected.

“The EFCC stated that they invited Alhaji Yahaya Bello immediately after his tenure ended on the 27th of January 2024. We challenge the EFCC to publish a copy of the invitation delivered to Yahaya Bello.

“They should also tell Nigerians the date the alleged invitation was delivered and who it was delivered to. We are certain that the EFCC will not be able to produce any of the foregoing as to date, they have yet to invite Alhaji Yahaya Bello.”

“Indeed, just about the end of his administration, several online news sites published that the EFCC would arrest the Governor as soon as he handed over power to his successor as they intended to charge him for alleged crimes committed as Governor of Kogi State.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

1 Comment

  1. It sounds ridiculous that this type of thing is happening and one still had the temerity to defend an outright abuse of the law. Yahya was not invited before, okay, now he is asked to come. What is the difference between invited before and invited now? What a dance of shame. Does the EFCC has an axe with which it cuts off the head of an invited person immediately he appears? Honestly, Former Governor Yahya is worsening the issue and accepting guilt even without being prosecuted and I think he is just giving Whoever will sit over his case in court not to be so stressed because he has accepted guilt even before appearing in court.
    I advise he turns himself up without further delay. I advise that the EFCC Chairman should talk less. He is an hired employee of the country. He is not working for his family’s business house. A witch that kills and eats a baby doesn’t go about with blood stains in her mouth. Let the law speak most of the time.

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