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Kogi Government Demands End To EFCC’s Alleged Witch Hunt Against Former Governor

The Kogi State Government has issued a stern call to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), urging it to cease what it perceives as a targeted campaign against the state’s immediate past Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

In a statement today, March 15,  the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said that the state government vehemently rejected what it described as the EFCC’s attempts to falsely accuse Kogi State of misappropriating funds.

The statement emphasized the state government’s commitment to anti-corruption efforts inherited from the previous administration and highlighted various measures taken to combat corruption effectively.

It condemned what it deemed as unfounded allegations and politicized charges orchestrated to tarnish the reputation of the former Governor and his administration.

The government called for transparency, accountability, and adherence to the rule of law. The statement further underscored the state government’s belief in transparent governance and its commitment to preserving the integrity of its administration.

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It urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to investigate the situation in Kogi State before the EFCC is influenced by political interests aiming to discredit Alhaji Yahaya Bello and the state.
Emphasizing the importance of a fair and lawful approach to the anti-corruption crusade, the government expressed confidence in the judiciary to uphold justice and protect the state’s name.

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