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EFCC withdraws operatives from Yahaya Bello’s house



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has withdrawn its operatives from the home of former Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.

The EFCC operatives had on Wednesday mounted surveillance around Bello’s home on No. 9 Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja, to effect his arrest.

The former governor has been under the commission’s watch for alleged corruption while in office.

The EFCC operatives retreated shortly after Governor Usman Ododo, left the building at 4:30 p.m.

The withdrawal of the operatives followed a court order that restrained the commission from arresting, detaining or prosecuting the former governor.

READ ALSO: Court restrains EFCC from arresting Yahaya Bello

Justice I.A. Jamil of the Kogi State High Court, Lokoja, on Wednesday, restrained the EFCC from arresting Bello.

The judge gave the order in a two-hour judgment delivered in suit no HCL/68/M/2020 filed by the ex-governor on Wednesday in Lokoja.

Bello had in the suit alleged a breach of his fundamental human rights by the anti-graft agency.

He urged the court to restrain the EFCC from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting him unjustly, among other reliefs.

In his ruling, the judge held that infringing on the fundamental human rights of the former governor was null and void except as authorised by the court.

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