Yahaya Bello: Protest rocks Kogi

Some youths in Kogi State on Tuesday protested against plans by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), to arrest former Governor Yahaya Bello over alleged N80.2 billion fraud.

The youths, who gathered in their numbers, barricaded the popular Lokoja-Abuja road which caused gridlock on the highway.

They protested under the auspices of the Coalition of Civil Society for Democracy, and Africa Youths Coalition for Justice, accusing the anti-graft agency of witch-hunting and victimizing the former Governor.

They were seen carrying banners with various inscriptions, “Nigeria is not a banana republic”, “President Tinubu, call EFCC to order”, “EFCC stop witch hunting”, “Yahaya Bello remains a responsible citizen”, “EFCC obey court order now” and many more.

The groups called for caution and adherence to the rule of law on Bello’s trial.