Youths Protest Over Planned Arrest Of Yahaya Bello By EFCC

Youths Protest Over Planned Arrest Of Yahaya Bello By EFCC. The protest, which took place in Kogi State, saw youths expressing their discontent with the planned arrest of former Governor Yahaya Bello by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Reports from Plateau News indicate that the anti-graft commission is prosecuting the former Kogi governor over alleged involvement in a N80.2 billion naira fraud.

The Coalition of Civil Society for Democracy and Africa Youths, along with the Coalition for Justice, staged a protest in Kogi State, blocking the Lokoja-Abuja highway.

The youths carried banners with messages such as “President Tinubu, call EFCC to order”, “EFCC stop witch hunting”, and “Yahaya Bello remains a responsible citizen”.

Speaking to journalists in Lokoja, Richard Otitoleke, the Convener of the coalition, emphasized the importance of upholding the rule of law and democratic governance.

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He urged caution and adherence to legal procedures in the trial of former Governor Yahaya Bello, accusing the EFCC of conducting a media trial against him.

Otitoleke highlighted the significance of the rule of law in a democratic society, citing an interim restraining order from a competent court that prohibits the former governor from being invited, arrested, or prosecuted until his human rights issue is resolved.

He called on President Bola Tinubu to assess the EFCC’s activities to ensure professionalism and compliance with Nigerian laws.