Ex-Governor Yahaya Bello Accused of Residing in Kogi Govt House to Avoid EFCC Arrest

Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has been accused of hiding in the state government house to evade arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The allegation was levelled against Bello by Austin Okai, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency.

Okay claims that Bello is being shielded by current Governor Usman Ododo.

“It is widely believed that Bello is currently hiding in the Kogi State Government House, where he is being protected by Governor Usman Ododo,” he said on Friday.

The EFCC had declared Bello wanted in April after he failed to appear in court for his arraignment over alleged N84 billion money laundering. The anti-graft agency had urged anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.

Okai alleged that Ododo played a role in helping Bello evade the EFCC, whisking him away from his Abuja residence.

He claimed that this information was brought to the President’s attention by the Northern Ethnic Youth Group Assembly (NEYGA).

“The truth remains that Ododo is allegedly being directed by Yahaya Bello from a hidden location,” Okai added.

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