EFCC Chairman almost shed tears as he narrates how Yahaya Bello allegedly looted Kogi

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede was emotional as he narrated how Yahaya Bello allegedly looted Kogi state when he was Governor.

He narrated how Bello moved $720,000 from the state government’ account to a BDC and used some of it to pay his child’s school fees in advance.

Addressing newsmen, the EFCC Chairman stated that he can’t be used by anyone as claimed by the former Governor. He further revealed that he inherited the case upon assuming office and accorded Yahaya Bello respect by calling him to invite him for questioning.

Ola Olukoyede said Yahaya Bello gave so many excuses on why he can’t come in for questioning including requesting for the questioning to be done in his village.

He said, “I called Yahaya Bello, as a former 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. 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?

“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.

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