Am not afraid of EFCC, neither am I a fugitive. I only want the rule of law to be respected – Yahaya Bello


Am not afraid of EFCC, neither am I a fugitive. I only want the rule of law to be respected – Yahaya Bello


According to a report by Daily Post on Wednesday, April, 24, 2024, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, vehemently denied accusations of being a fugitive and challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to produce evidence of any invitation extended to him. Bello’s media officer, Ohiare Michael, reiterated the governor’s stance, emphasizing his commitment to upholding the rule of law.


Contrary to claims by the EFCC, Bello asserted that he had never been invited for questioning by the anti-corruption agency. He criticized the EFCC’s declaration of him as wanted without prior invitation, calling for transparency and accountability in the process.


The statement by Michael reads partly: “Let it be known to all that Alhaji Yahaya Bello is not afraid of the EFCC, he is not a fugitive running from the law. All he demands is that the rule of law be respected.


“The EFCC stated that they invited Alhaji Yahaya Bello immediately after his tenure ended on the 27th of January 2024. We challenge the EFCC to publish a copy of the invitation delivered to Yahaya Bello.


“They should also tell Nigerians the date the alleged invitation was delivered and who it was delivered to. We are certain that the EFCC will not be able to produce any of the foregoing as to date, they have yet to invite Alhaji Yahaya Bello.”


“Indeed, just about the end of his administration, several online news sites published that the EFCC would arrest the Governor as soon as he handed over power to his successor as they intended to charge him for alleged crimes committed as Governor of Kogi State.”


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