Yahaya Bello: Don’t betray public trust – Political activist tells EFCC


Kogi state political activist, Usman Okai Austin, has faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s delay at the federal high court in the ongoing case against former Governor Yahaya Bello.

Okai tasked the EFCC to uphold its integrity, saying that the public’s trust is at stake.

According to him, Bello has used media manipulation to intimidate figures, including President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and to discredit the anti-graft agency.

He insisted that the public would not tolerate any soft approach from the anti-corruption agency, which had previously shown determination to prosecute Bello.

The Kogi-born political activist said that yielding to political pressure or media campaigns would be a betrayal of public trust.


He recalled the EFCC chairman’s promise to resign if Bello was not prosecuted, noting that the agency has not enforced the existing arrest warrant despite knowing Bello’s whereabouts.

Speaking on people’s demands, Okay said Nigerians, especially those from Kogi State are eagerly anticipating the EFCC’s actions in the case against the former governor.

Okai stressed that the EFCC must resist media blackmail and political pressure to ensure justice is served.

“Anything less would undermine the fight against corruption and betray public trust,” he warned.

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