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Yaya Bello: Kogi Assembly Urges EFCC To Obey Court Order

The Kogi State House of Assembly has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to abide by the rule of law over the alleged N80.2 billion fraud levelled against the former governor, Yahaya Bello. The lawmakers in their resolution during plenary yesterday equally resolved that the word ‘Wanted’ placed on the name and person of the former governor be immediately removed.

Other resolutions at the chamber read in part; “The EFCC, IGP, Immigration, NSA and other agencies conscripted into this melodrama be so informed and involved to act accordingly.

The commission should not allow itself to become a tool of political vendetta, blackmail, or intimidation against any individual through personal grudges, persecution and campaign of calumny to tarnish the image of personalities from Kogi State, especially Alhaji Yahaya Bello or any perceived political enemy of the characters hiding behind their executive powers to unleash allegations through media for public consumption and sympathy.

“The House condemns in its entirety a statement by a legal practitioner suggesting a request that the military be involved in the case that does not constitute threat to internal security or treasonable felony.” Earlier in his motion titled; “A call to end all false, frivolous, fictitious and far from the truth smear campaign against the former governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello,” the lawmaker representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, Hon Jibril Onoru-Oiza Abu, lamented that the anti-graft agency has been allegedly witch-hunting the former governor of the state.

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