Yahaya Bello: EFCC Chairman Vows to Resign, Gives Reason

Yahaya Bello: EFCC Chairman Vows to Resign, Gives Reason

  • EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede, has vowed to resign from his position if the former governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, was not prosecuted
  • Olukoyede, at a press conference, vowed that all those who obstructed the arrest of the former governor would also face prosecution
  • The EFCC chairman called for Nigerians' support, adding that the effort of the agency has helped in stabilising the naira against the dollar

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FCT, Abuja - Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has threatened to ensure that the former governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, is prosecuted and follows the matter to a logical conclusion.

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At a press conference at the EFCC headquarters at Jabi in Abuja on Tuesday, April 23, Olukoyede vowed that he would resign as chairman of the anti-graft agency if the former governor escaped prosecution.

Ola Olukoyede, the EFCC chairman, vows to prosecute Yahaya Bello
EFCC chairman said he would resign if he failed to prosecute Yahaya Bello. Photo Credit: Yahaya Bello, EFCC
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Yahaya Bello: EFCC to arrest many people

Channels TV reported that the EFCC boss vow that all those involved in the obstruction to arrest the former governor would face justice in due time.

The anti-graft agency is moving to prosecute the former governor on 19 charges of money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds worth N80.2 billion, The Punch reported.

Olukoyode maintained that he and his team would not stop in sanitising the country, no matter the number of attacks against the EFCC.

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The chairman of the anti-graft agency then said that the EFCC needed Nigerians' support to achieve success, adding that Nigeria would fail if the commission failed. According to him, the agency's efforts had helped increase the value of the naira in the forex market.

On the other hand, the EFCC has served a copy of the charge sheet of fraud allegation worth N80bn against the lawyer of the former governor, Abdulwahab Mohamed.

This was to adhere to the order of Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, April 23, following Bello's absence from court.

EFCC lays siege at ex-governor Bello's house

Legit.ng earlier reported that the EFCC laid a siege at the Abuja home of the former Kogi governor.

Bello's residence on Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 4, in Abuja, was captured in a video bombarded with the officers of the anti-graft agency.

Source: Legit.ng

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