A group, the Northern Ethnic Youth Group Assembly (NEYGA), has urged the immediate past Governor of Kogi, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to cease his campaign of calumny and blackmail against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying the former governor should clear his name.

In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr Ibrahim Dan-Musa, and shared with journalists in Abuja, NEYGA stated that attempts by fifth columnists to tarnish the reputation of the EFCC and its chairman are desperate moves to divert attention from the alleged ₦80 billion fraud charged against the former Kogi Governor.

The group warned that Bello should not consider himself above the law and should willingly subject himself to investigation and answer any necessary questions.

It also pointed out that Bello is not above other former governors who are currently undergoing investigations for the mismanagement of state resources.

NEYGA reiterated that Nigerians are aware of Bello’s alleged excesses in government and that a day of reckoning would eventually come for him.

“Remember how over 14 properties and ₦400 million linked to Yahaya Bello were confiscated by the EFCC, with the case now in court.

“Yahaya Bello is not above former Governors Fayose, Jolly Nyame, Dariye, Ramallan Yaro, and others who are undergoing investigations.”

The Northern group urged Yahaya Bello to halt his campaign of calumny and blackmail, and instead focus on clearing his name from the allegations of fraud.


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