Bello: Group urges Tinubu to curb abuse of power by EFCC 


A political group under the auspices of United Progressive Political Parties (UPPP) has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to caution those saddled with the responsibility of enforcing the law to do so with diligence in order not  to undermined the rule of law.


The spokesman of UNPP Hon. Ibrahim Itodo, made the call Wednesday at a press conference held in Lokoja, Kogi state.


He lamented that the actions of Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Attorney General of the Federation, EFCC and other security agencies declaring the former governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, wanted was done with utmost disregard for rule of law and fragrant disobedience of the constitution that protects Nigerians fundamental human rights.


 He stated that, “After our thorough investigation of the dramatisation of the EFCC in the residence of our immediate past governor, Alhaji  Bello, it was clear and unambiguous that the law- abiding citizen, the man who has meritoriously served Kogi state with all sense of commitment and honour deserves to be treated by the constituted authority in this country.


“This press conference  should not be misconstrued as supporting corruption but to call on all those saddled with the responsibilities of law and order to be cautioned to apply due diligence in administering the rule by following due process.


“It is  quite provoking and we are unable to fathom why former Governor Bello could be declared wanted with impunity even when he is been protected by lawful security aides sent by the IGP, and also restricted from being arrested and intimidated by a High Court of Justice  in Kogi state.


“We advise that Alhaji Bello’s name be removed from the wanted list because it was done with impunity and flagrant disobedient of the law,” the group said.
He urged the  Minister of Justice and the Anthony General of Federation, and the Inspector General of Police who are the custodians of the rule of law to do so discreetly.