Economic and Financial Crimes Commission agents Wednesday stormed the Abuja residence of former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello.
Some armed EFCC agents were seen at the Benghazi Street home of the former governor at Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.
In March 2024 the EFCC had filed a case against Mr.Bello at Federal High Court Abuja on charges of money laundering.
Reacting to the development Bello through his media aid said in a statement that the EFCC was only trying to embarrass the former governor after a Lokoja High Court had a stay of execution on the matter.
The statement read, “The EFCC was duly served with that order on February 12, 2024, and on February 26, 2024, the EFCC filed an appeal (Appeal No.: CA/ABJ/CV/175/2024: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission v. Alhaji Yahaya Bello) against the said order to the Court of Appeal Abuja Division. The appeal was accompanied by a Motion for a Stay of Execution of the order of the High Court, which the Court of Appeal adjourned for hearing till April 22, 2024.
“Furthermore, judgment in the substantive case between Alhaji Yahaya Bello and the EFCC will be delivered at 12 noon today in Lokoja.
“Contrary to all of the above, the EFCC has now laid siege to the home of H.E Yahaya Bello, seeking to arrest him in contravention of the extant orders!
“It is a surprise that an agency led by a lawyer could flagrantly disobey a subsisting court order by taking actions contrary to the reliefs granted.
“We are aware of the total commitment of President Bola Tinubu’s current administration to the rule of law and can say categorically that the EFCC leadership might have offered the agency on a platter of gold to desperate politicians to convert it to their score-settling tool without minding the effect on its integrity and the image of Nigeria as regards the rule of law.”

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