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How Yahaya Bello Transfered $720K from State Funds To Pay For His Child’s School Fees – EFCC

Yahaya Bello, the former governor of Kogi state, is accused of transferring $720,000 from the state government’s account to a BDC and using some of it to prepay his child’s school tuition. Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has disclosed this on Tuesday, April 23 

Speaking to reporters, the EFCC Chairman refuted the former Governor’s assertion that he is available for use by anybody. He went on to say that he called Yahaya Bello to invite him to be questioned, showing that he respected the man and that he had inherited the case upon taking office.

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Ola Olukoyede said Yahaya Bello gave so many excuses on why he can’t come in for questioning including requesting for the questioning to be done in his village.

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.

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“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?

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“We met over 30 armed policemen there. We would have exchanged fire and there would have been casualties. My men were about to move in when the governor of Kogi drove in and they later changed the narrative.

“If I can do Obiano, Abdulfatah Ahmed and Chief Olu Agunloye, my kinsman, why not Yahaya Bello?” [CONTINUE READING HERE]



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