N80bn Fraud: “I Won’t Disturb Myself Over One Jobless Fool”, Ex Gov Yahaya Bello Replies EFCC (video)

Former Governor Yahaya Bello has launched scathing criticism against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), branding the agency as “lawless” and “dishonorable.

Bello vehemently denied being a fugitive and refuted claims that the EFCC had invited him for questioning regarding alleged financial misconduct after his tenure ended on January 27, 2024.

In a strongly-worded two-page statement titled ‘Re: Yahaya Bello: EFCC Never Disobeyed Court Order,’ issued on Wednesday, Bello accused the EFCC of peddling lies and twisting facts.

He lambasted the anti-corruption agency for labeling him as “still at large,” challenging them to produce evidence of any invitation sent to him.

Bello cited media reports suggesting that the EFCC had threatened to arrest and prosecute him immediately after he handed over power to his successor, Usman Ododo, for alleged crimes committed during his tenure as governor.

The statement referenced an ongoing trial in which Bello was implicated, emphasizing that he was described as “still at large” despite never being formally invited for questioning.

Bello concluded by urging the EFCC to provide clarity on the alleged invitation and to uphold transparency and accountability in its operations.

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