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Governor Ododo’s Move To Shield Yahaya Bello Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Governor Ododo’s recent intervention to whisk former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello away during an ongoing investigation by the EFCC has been deemed deeply troubling.

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Governor Ododo’s recent intervention to whisk former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello away during an ongoing investigation by the EFCC has been deemed deeply troubling.

This action not only hinders the anti-graft agency’s efforts to uphold accountability but also sets a worrying precedent by impeding the rule of law.

The recent intervention by Kogi State Governor Usman Ododo to whisk away former governor Yahaya Bello during an ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is raising serious concerns about the rule of law and the state of governance in Kogi State.

VerseNews recalls that the incident occurred Wednesday when the EFCC attempted to apprehend Yahaya Bello over allegations of financial misconduct during his tenure as governor. According to reports, Governor Ododo intervened and facilitated Bello’s escape, preventing the anti-graft agency from executing its duty.

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This troubling action not only undermines the EFCC’s efforts to ensure accountability and justice but also sets a dangerous precedent for impeding legal processes. It suggests a disregard for the rule of law and an attempt to shield an individual from facing consequences for alleged crimes.

Calls for intervention by the Kogi State Assembly have emerged, with many urging the assembly to take action against Governor Ododo’s interference. Some voices within the state are even calling for Ododo’s impeachment if he continues to obstruct justice and portray the state in a negative light.

This incident is not the first time Yahaya Bello has faced allegations of wrongdoing. Previous reports have detailed the EFCC’s ongoing pursuit of Bello regarding allegations of corruption and money laundering. This ongoing situation highlights the need for transparent and accountable governance in Kogi State.

The EFCC has stated its commitment to ensuring Bello faces trial, even considering the possibility of involving the military to apprehend him if necessary. This underscores the seriousness of the allegations against Bello and the importance of following due legal processes.

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As this situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how the Kogi State Assembly and the judicial system will respond to Governor Ododo’s actions. Nonetheless, it is clear that the intervention to whisk Yahaya Bello away is a concerning development that calls for scrutiny and potential consequences for those involved in obstructing justice.

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