• Friday, May 24, 2024
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Dele Momodu knocks EFCC over hasty prosecution of Yahaya Bello


Dele Momodu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, has criticised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for its approach in prosecuting Yahaya Bello, the former Governor of Kogi State.

He questioned the methods of the commission’s chairman, Ola Olukoyede, and expressed concern over selective prosecution.

During an Instagram Live show, Momodu addressed questions about the topic, emphasizing the importance of following the rule of law and conducting thorough investigations.

He challenged the commission’s haste in prosecuting Bello and the lack of due diligence in their process.

He said, “When they brought in the new chairman, I thought oh, you will have the benefit of learning from your predecessors. All of them were booted out ignominiously and if I were in the shoes of the current chairman, what I will simply do is make sure I do my job as meticulously, as professionally, as efficiently as possible. And, you will never go wrong if you obey the rule of law.

“I watched the EFCC chairman, I think either last week or the week before the last, I was almost crying because the way he went on and on..if I don’t do this… spitting fire and all.. you don’t have to do media trial.”

Momodu, who is also a presidential aspirant, offered advice to President Bola Tinubu, urging adherence to the rule of law and caution against misleading counsel.

He highlighted the need for fair legal processes and defended the rights to a fair hearing, citing Thomas Paine’s “The Rights of Man” as an influential book in his life.

“I don’t hate anybody as a Christian. I don’t have anything against Yahaya Bello. If they like, they can choose to jail him for one million years, as long as you try him properly. This is my position, you can quote me on it,” he said.

He clarified his stance on the PDP, affirming his commitment to the party and his decision not to resign despite not receiving the party’s ticket in the 2022 primary election.

“If I resign, that means I am quiting. No, I am still a member of the PDP. I said it clearly after the election in 2022 during the PDP primary, they asked us, if you don’t get our ticket, are you going go jump ship? And, I said, I can’t, I won’t jump ship and I stand by that,” he said.