EFCC’s charges against Bello politically motivated — Kogi Govt.

The Kogi State Government has described as false the allegation of corruption levelled against the immediate past governor Yahaya Bello, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC, in an amended charge filed against the Chief of Staff to the incumbent Governor, Alli Bello, had indicted the former governor, who was alleged to have diverted about N100bn months before he assumed office as governor in September 2015.

in a statement released on Friday, the state Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, insisted that its funds were not missing, and accused the EFCC of being politically motivated to tarnish Bello’s reputation.However,

The statement read in part, “As an administration, we inherited the zero tolerance for corruption policy from the immediate past administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.

“For the records, we wish to make it clear that Kogi’s funds are not missing, and that the EFCC is trying so hard to find what is not missing. We, therefore, call on the EFCC to desist from mentioning the name of Kogi State in its ongoing persecution, orchestrated by some political actors in and around the Presidency bent on destroying Bello’s image.

Fanwo, thereafter called on President Bola Tinubu to order a special probe into what was happening in the state to prevent the EFCC from being used.

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