Yahaya Bello wanted EFCC to interrogate him in his village– EFCC Chair, Ola Olukoyede

 Ola Olukoyede, chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he put a phone call across to Yahaya Bello, former governor of Kogi, on the allegations of corruption against him.


Olukoyede spoke in Abuja on Tuesday during an interactive session with media executives.


“I called Yahaya Bello, as a serving governor, to come to my office to clear himself. I shouldn’t have done that,” he said.


“But he said because a certain senator has planted over 100 journalists in my office, he would not come.


 “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.”


Olukoyede said the EFCC did not violate any law while trying to arrest the former governor from his residence.


“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?” he asked.


 “I have arraigned two past governors who have been granted bail now — Willie Obiano and Abdulfatah Ahmed.”


The EFCC chair vowed that everyone involved in obstructing Bello’s arrest from his Abuja residence will face the full wrath of the law.


“We would have gone after him since January but we waited for the court order,” Olukoyede said.


“As early as 7 am, my men were there. Over 50 of them. They mounted surveillance.


 “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.”


He vowed that all those who have dipped their hands into the public till would be investigated and prosecuted.


“If I can do Obiano, Abdulfatah Ahmed and Chief Olu Agunloye, my kinsman, why not Yahaya Bello?” Olukoyede said.

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  1. It is irresponsible to not that, those who are responsible for enforcing laws in Nigeria are too sentimental and disconnected from the gravity and reality of the height of corruption in Nigeria. They must execute what the law says, period. This’s why Nigeria is ungovernable because we celebrate thieves in Nigeria. . How can a suspect have the audacity to tell EFCC to come and interrogate him in his village, and the head of the EFCC seems to be happy with that. It is ridiculous to allow such things to happen in our country.

    1. where and how did you conclude the EFCC chairman was happy? you people just focus on irrelevancy.. MTCHEW

    2. Didn’t you read when he said he was d serving governor then??? He’s immunity can’t allow anyone to arrest or persecute him then


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