"If Yahaya Bello Is Not Prosecuted, I’ll Resign" — Olukoyede Vows

Date: 24-04-2024 2:34 pm (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, on Tuesday, vowed to resign should Yahaya Bello, former Governor of Kogi State, is not prosecuted for his financial crimes.

The EFCC is prosecuting Bello on 19 counts bordering on alleged money laundering and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N80.2 billion.

Olukoyede who spoke in Abuja during an interactive session with media executives said “If I do not personally oversee the completion of the investigation regarding Yahaya Bello, I will tender my resignation as the EFCC Chair.”

He furthered that everyone involved in obstructing Bello’s arrest from his Abuja residence will face the full wrath of the law.

According to him, he invited Bello to his office for a more “respectful and dignified” interrogation, but the ex-governor wanted EFCC operatives to grill him in his village instead.

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“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 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,” he said.

The EFCC, he restated, 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?

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

“We would have gone after Bello since January but we waited for the court order.

“As early as 7 am, my gallant 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 added.

Olukoyede noted that all those who have dipped their hands into the nation’s coffers would be investigated and prosecuted.

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

Posted: at 24-04-2024 02:34 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- jackdave at 24-04-2024 03:47 PM (1 month ago)
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Good job oga
Posted: at 24-04-2024 03:47 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- Jiiitk4 at 24-04-2024 04:18 PM (1 month ago)
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Gbam!
Posted: at 24-04-2024 04:18 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 24-04-2024 04:43 PM (1 month ago)
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you too too much!!!! go and pick him up right now!!! today today!!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 24-04-2024 04:43 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 24-04-2024 05:55 PM (1 month ago)
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Very good.

Posted: at 24-04-2024 05:55 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- OmoNobaUku at 24-04-2024 06:10 PM (1 month ago)
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This was a reckless and an unprofessional statement for Chairman Olukayode to have made but I appreciate it’s a Ngrn way of doing and saying things.
Now that he has said that (words are like raw eggs in a shell. You can't put it all back once cracked). I guarantee he merely handed the lever to dark forces who would now work assiduously to sabotage his efforts and see that he resigns and be less of a threat to their existence. Don't these people go for professional conduct training before or after they get high power jobs like this? Unbelievable!
Posted: at 24-04-2024 06:10 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kormeijama at 25-04-2024 09:31 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: OmoNobaUku on 24-04-2024 06:10 PM
This was a reckless and an unprofessional statement for Chairman Olukayode to have made but I appreciate it’s a Ngrn way of doing and saying things.
Now that he has said that (words are like raw eggs in a shell. You can't put it all back once cracked). I guarantee he merely handed the lever to dark forces who would now work assiduously to sabotage his efforts and see that he resigns and be less of a threat to their existence. Don't these people go for professional conduct training before or after they get high power jobs like this? Unbelievable!

You've said it all. Even with the level of academic qualifications and exposure, some of us are not  ignorant bound, unprofessional and unenlightened.
Posted: at 25-04-2024 09:31 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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