“We may have to use the Military to arrest Yahaya Bello” – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has threatened to invite the Nigerian Military to effect the arrest of the immediate-past governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

Bellnews recalls that the commission invaded the Abuja residence of Bello on Wednesday to arrest him but was met with stiff resistance from the former state Governor.

According to reports, Bello may have been hiding in the Kogi State Government House under the immunity of Governor Ahmed Ododo, his successor, who is covered with Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

The EFCC has been hunting for Bello, to arrest him over allegation of financial mismanagement while in office as governor.

Bello was supposed to be arraigned in court this Thursday but the planned arraignment could not take place due to his absence.

During the proceedings on Thursday, Counsel to EFCC, Mr Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, told the court that the commission will drag Bello before the court to face his trial, even, if it means engaging the military to get him.

He said, “We may have to invite the military to move Yahaya Bello out of where he is hiding. “We may have to engage the military to force him out because immunity does not cover him where he is hiding.”

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