Kogi Fraud: Made a mistake against Yahaya Bello – Former Attorney General Aondoakaa addresses EFCC

Former Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Michael Aondoakaa, claims that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, made a mistake in its handling of the investigation involving former Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello.

Aondoakaa said EFCC made a fundamental mistake by including Bello in a position prior to his tenure as governor.

He said the former governor took advantage of the EFCC’s mistake to seek enforcement of his fundamental human rights.

In conversation with Arise Television, the former AGF said: “I think the controversy was unnecessary in the case of Yahaya Bello. Because some of the details that are emerging are unnecessary.

”There was an ongoing case with Yahaya Bello to enforce his fundamental human rights. It was based on a particular case, where the EFCC amended a charge and included it. This is charge number 5502022, pending before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

”Faced with the allegation in that charge, I believe there was a mistake on the part of EFCC. The mistake was that they were tying him up there because he was governor, but they were referring to 2015. In 2015, the man said, I wasn’t even governor. I was governor in 2016.

”That was a premise on which he resorted to enforcing his fundamental human rights before a state high court, in which the state high court and the federal high court have concurrent jurisdiction to enforce fundamental human rights.

“When he enforced the fundamental human right, there was an interlocutory order restraining the EFCC from arresting him pending the hearing of the case.”