Recall that the former governor of Kogi State, along with others, was prosecuted by the EFCC on a 17-count charge of money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N84bn. In the last court sitting addressing his case, he was at large. Earlier today, the men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stormed his residence at Wuse Zone 4, Abuja, and placed it under siege.


Despite the heavy scandals and security crackdown on his residence in Abuja of the former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor paid him a visit. The purpose of his visit was to protest against the actions of the men of the commission.


In response to the occurrence, the media office of the former governor issued a statement denouncing the activities of the operatives and pleading with President Bola Tinubu to warn the EFCC.


In Suit No. HCL/68M/2024, Yahaya Bello v. EFCC, the High Court of Justice, Lokoja Division, granted an injunction on February 9, 2024, prohibiting the commission and its agents from harassing, arresting, detention, or prosecuting Bello until the hearing and resolution of the substantive fundamental rights enforcement action. This order was allegedly nullified by the operatives’ presence at Bello’s residence.



By Chidimma NWAFOR

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