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EFCC Denies Conducting Media Trial of Former Kogi State Governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected allegations of subjecting the ex-governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, to a media trial, despite claims made by its Chairman, Ola Olukoyede.

Olukoyede had organized a press conference where he disclosed that Bello withdrew $720,000 from a government account to pay his child’s school fees and invited the EFCC to his village for interrogation.

While Olukoyede vowed to resign if he fails to arrest Bello, former Vice President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, Prof. Nwoke Chijioke, criticized the press conference, labeling it as an unfair trial.

However, EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale defended Olukoyede’s statements, asserting that they did not breach any regulations and were already in the public domain. Oyewale emphasized that Olukoyede’s remarks were within his rights as the Chief Executive Officer of the EFCC.

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