N80.2b Fraud Probe: You are on the wrong path, ex-AGF Aondoakaa tells EFCC


Former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Michael Aondoakaa, SAN, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that it was toeing the wrong path in the handling of the N80.2billion fraud allegation levelled against ex-Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello.

Aondoakaa specifically said EFCC committed a fundamental error by including Bello in a charge that predated his tenure as governor.

He said the former governor leveraged on the error by the EFCC to seek the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.

Speaking with Arise Television, the former AGF said: ”I think the controversy was unnecessary in case of Yahaya Bello. Because some of the details that are coming up are unnecessary.

”There was an ongoing case with Yahaya Bello to enforce his fundamental human rights. It was based on one particular case, which the EFCC amended a charge and included him. That is charge number 5502022, pending before the federal high court in Abuja.

”At the accusation in that charge, I think there was an error by EFCC.

“The error was that he was being roped there because he was governor, but they were talking of an offence committed in 2015. In 2015, the man said, I was not even a governor. I was a governor in 2016.

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

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

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