Kogi Governor, Ododo may be investigated for aiding Bello’s Escape – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has shed more light on its efforts to bring a Former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, to face the law over alleged N80 Billion Fraud.

Speaking on Bello’s reported escape from arrest, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, speaking to journalists on Tuesday, hinted that the current Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo may be investigated for aiding Bello escape arrest.

In his words: “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.”

“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.”

The anti-graft commission also shed light on the events that occurred when they tried to arrest bello at his Residence in Abuja some days ago.

“We would have gone after him since January but we waited for the court order. 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 added that everyone that had a hand in aiding bello evade arrest will be brought to book.

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