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BREAKING: EFCC Chairman Olukoyede Vows To Resign If Yahaya Bello Escapes Prosecution

Olukoyede vows to resign from his position if former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello is not prosecuted for the alleged fraud leveled against him.

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EFCC Chairman Olukoyede Vows To Resign If Yahaya Bello Escapes
EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede and Yahaya Bello

Olukoyede vows to resign from his position if former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello is not prosecuted for the alleged fraud leveled against him.

Bello faces 19 counts of money laundering and misappropriation of N80.2 billion, prompting a court order for his arrest after he failed to appear.

Additionally, the EFCC seized $760,910.84 from Bello’s advance school fee payment, leading to further investigation.

During an interactive session with media executives at the EFCC Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, made a bold statement.

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VerseNews reports that the anti-corruption boss, Olukoyede vows that he would resign from his position if former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello is not prosecuted for the fraud allegations against him. Olukoyede’s declaration underscores the agency’s commitment to ensuring accountability and justice in high-profile cases.

“I’m so passionate about the need for us to move forward in this country.

“The particulars of his case are there. It is before the court. He removed money directly to bureau de change, used it to pay the child’s school fees in advance – dollars.”

Olukoyede revealed that he personally invited Bello to address the allegations against him, but Bello declined the invitation.

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The EFCC has been diligently pursuing Bello on 19 counts related to money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds amounting to N80.2 billion.

In a recent development, Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordered the EFCC to serve Bello’s lawyer with the 19 criminal counts after Bello failed to appear in court for arraignment.

This action is in accordance with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015. Additionally, Justice Nwite granted the EFCC an ex-parte order to immediately arrest Bello for arraignment, as he has since gone into hiding.

In a separate incident, documents obtained by VerseNews reveal that the EFCC seized $760,910.84 from Bello, paid to the American International School, Abuja, as advance school fees for his four children.

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This action was taken over alleged money laundering, prompting the EFCC to interview the school authorities.

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