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‘EFCC illegal organisation’ – Yahaya Bello



'EFCC illegal organisation' - Yahaya Bello
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The embattled immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is an illegal organisation.

The former governor is, before the Federal High Court in Abuja, to answer to the 19-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him.

Although Yahaya Bello was not present for his arraignment, his legal team represented him in court on Tuesday.

Adeola Adedipe, SAN, a member of his legal team, informed the court that Bello said he was afraid of arrest to appear in court in person, National Daily Newspaper gathered.

The ex-governor maintained that the EFCC is an illegal organisation.

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According to him, the Federal Government did not consult the 36 States of the federation before it enacted the EFCC Act through the National Assembly.

He argued that section 12 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, required the various Houses of Assembly of states to ratify the Act before it could become operative.

“This is a very serious matter that borders on the constitution and the tenets of federalism.

It has to be resolved because as it stands, the EFCC is an illegal organization,” Yahaya Bello’s lawyer added.