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Bayo Onanuga to Yahaya Bello: Submit yourself to EFCC, get a good lawyer



 Bayo Onanuga, special adviser to President Bola Tinubu on
information and strategy, says Yahaya Bello, former governor of Kogi, should
submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


Onanuga’s advice to the former governor was shared on X
after the anti-graft agency declared Bello wanted on Thursday for alleged money
laundering to the tune of N80 billion.


“Yahaya Bello, where will you run to? It’s better you submit
yourself to the EFCC and get a good lawyer,” the presidential aide wrote.


On Wednesday, some EFCC operatives laid siege on Bello’s
Abuja residence in an attempt to arrest him.


However, Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi, arrived at Bello’s
residence and was said to have “rescued” his predecessor.



In the advertorial declaring Bello wanted, the anti-graft
agency asked anyone with useful information on his whereabouts to contact the
commission or the nearest police station.


About a month ago, EFCC named Bello in an amended money
laundering charge filed against Alli Bello, chief of staff to Ododo.


The agency alleged that the suspects diverted about N100
billion belonging to the Kogi government.



The Kogi government under the leadership of Ododo has since
said funds belonging to the state were not missing during the tenure of the
former governor.

Source link: Nigerianeye

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