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Kogi Didn’t Earn N80.2bn That Ex-Gov Bello Could Steal, House Of Assembly Tells EFCC

The Kogi State House of Assembly has asked for the removal of former Governor Yahaya Bello’s from the list of persons wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It made the demand during plenary on Tuesday and pushed it as part of the House’s resolutions.

This followed a Motion moved by Jibrin Abu, the House Member from Ajaokuta State Constituency, who raised an urgent public issue for discussion.

In his written plea titled, “A Plea to Cease the Baseless, Frivolous, and Untrue Smear Campaign Against Former Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello,” Abu accused the anti-corruption agency of unfairly targeting Bello.

“Kogi State, by allocation standard, is not rich so much so that N80.4b will be missing that the State will not be shaken to its foundation. This claim by the EFCC should be sanctioned and taken as laughable. Innocent Nigerians and Kogi State citizens that bought into the lies should by their personal volition withdraw their support.”

On his part, former Deputy Speaker of the House, Enema Paul, urged the anti-graft agency to respect the rule of law.

In his ruling, the Speaker of the House, Aliyu Yusuf, admonished the anti-graft agency not to act contrary to the law of the country.

“This House is not against the EFCC doing their job but they should do it within the ambit of the law and not in a Gestapo way.

“The country belongs to all of us, so we must respect the law and work with it,” he stated.

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