All Nigeria Latest News reports that Ola Olukoyede, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, disclosed that a former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, transferred $720,000 from the government’s funds to a bureau de change before concluding his tenure. This transfer was purportedly made in advance to cover his child’s school fees.

The EFCC chairman disclosed this during an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

Olukoyede said, “A sitting governor, because he knows he is going, moved money directly from government to bureau de change, used it to pay the child’s school fee in advance, $720,000 in advance, in anticipation that he was going to leave the Government House.

“In a poor state like Kogi, and you want me to close my eyes to that under the guise of ‘I’m being used.’ Being used by who at this stage of my life?”

He further stated that he personally reached out to Bello, offering him a chance to clarify the situation in a respectful setting within the EFCC office but the ex-governor reportedly declined to cooperate, citing fears of harassment from an unnamed woman.

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