EXPOSED! Kogi Group Urges EFCC To Probe $1m Fees Ex -Gov Bello Paid At Most Expensive Sec Sch in Africa

EXPOSED! Kogi Group Urges EFCCTo Probe $1m Fees Ex -Gov Bello Paid To Most Expensive Sec Sch in Africa

Kogi State indigenes Living in Abuja under the aegis of Concerned Kogi Citizens in Abuja (CKCA) have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to beam its searchlight more on the embattled former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, stressing that there is more to his corruption than the anti graft agency has so far  unravelled.

The group specifically called on the EFCC to extend its drag net to the elitist Regents College, Abuja, a secondary school which was notoriously charging one of the most expensive fees in Nigeria and was not accepting fees in Naira, Nigeria’s national currency. CKCA said the ex-governor has a child and 3 other relatives’ children that he’s sponsoring in the school.

Spokesperson of the CKCA, Comrade Naallah Danokene, said just like the American International School, Abuja saga, the former Kogi governor paid in advance over 1 million dollars to the Regent College, Abuja, to cover the tuition fees of one of the children from his four wives along with 3 other relatives children for many years yet to come.

Specifically, the group urged the anti-graft agencies to thoroughly probe Mr Bello’s Accountant-General, Mr Jimoh and the State Commissioner for Finance, Asiru Idris. CKCA urged the EFCC to summon the two officials to come and explain their roles in the proliferation of state coffers by Yahaya Bello. The group stated that the ex-governor who could hardly afford an average private secondary school before he became governor allegedly used Kogi State to enroll children at the Regent College Abuja which is one of the most expensive British primary and secondary school in Africa with its fees in several millions of naira value in foreign currency.

Comrade Danokene who made the position of the group known in a statement after their meeting in Abuja on Saturday said they have it on good record that the former governor has for long stashed dollars and other hard currencies in his abode.

“We cannot allow the former governor get away with all his atrocities. If we allow corrupt politicians like Yahaya Bello to roam free, he will use the stolen money to induce a lot of people to speak for him, just like it’s observable in recent times.

“We are afraid that Yahaya Bello has plunged the state into a deep hole of mess. And has succeeded in installing one of his cronies who will continue to loot the state on his behalf.”

The group which is made up of members from the the three senatorial districts of Kogi State, has some appointees of the former governors as members. They said the former governor sold all the state properties he inherited to himself and his cronies, stressing that he must be made to explain what he did with all the state resources for eight years.

 “The former governor sold the Confluence Beech Hotel, Kogi House in Lagos and Abuja, the Kogi Hotels, Lokoja, and other state properties in a questionable manner to his proxies. “He also forced his Accountant-General, Auditor-General, and 12 other appointees on his successor, Governor Usman Ododo. Nowhere in Nigeria has a former governor arms- twisted his predecessor and make him a dummy like Kogi.

“We must rise to save the state. And the EFCC must come to our aids in looking deeply into these atrocities perpetrated by Bello in and out of office.”

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