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Bwala Faults EFCC’s Hunt For Yahaya Bello



Bwala Faults EFCC's Hunt For Yahaya Bello

A former spokesman for the defunct Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala, has faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over its hunt for former Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, News About Nigeria reports.

He made this known in a statement via his official X handle on Friday.

He described the announcement of Bello being wanted by the EFCC as unnecessary, stating that the Commission had all the instruments at its disposal to arrest Bello.

He also criticises the Crime Commission for not employing the same strategy that was used to apprehend the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

Bwala maintained that the EFCC is aware of who took Bello away, adding that if the Commission had not allowed it, it would not have happened.

“Unless EFCC and Yaya Bello are both doing simulation for a movie about the agency and former governors, the press statement captioned “wanted” is not necessary.

“You were at his residence to effect arrest; you failed to apply ACJA or better still what you did to Okorocha at his residence.

“You knew who came and whisked him away; you allowed that.” He stated.

He further pointed out that the security agents assigned to Bello, both from the police and SSS, report activities, including the whereabouts of their VIPs, to their commands, and stressed that the whereabouts of Bello are not hidden.

Recall that the EFCC had declared Bello wanted over an alleged case of money laundering to the tune of N80.2 billion.

The anti-graft agency has also informed the Federal High Court in Abuja that it is considering the possibility of engaging the Nigerian Army to effect Bello’s arrest.