…urges him to take cue from President Tinubu
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
A coalition of ten non-governmental organisations in Ogun State have called on the immediate past governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello,  to honour the invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), declaring that he is not above the law.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta, and signed by the Chairman of People Against Corruption and Injustice (PACI, Solomon Bankole, on behalf of the NGOs, the coalition of urged ex-governor Bello to take a cue from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who once submitted himself to trial by the Code of Conduct Bureau
“For the avoidance of doubt, no one is above the law, no matter his position. We advise Yahaya Bello to take a cue from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other political leaders who had been invited by law enforcement agencies in the past and were questioned about their tenures in office.
“Recall that in 2011, President Bola Tinubu was arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal for allegedly operating some foreign accounts while he was the Governor of Lagos state between 1999 and 2007.
“He did not shun police invitation or mount a bulwark of defence to evade arrest. Rather, he surrendered and subjected himself to the Rule of Law.
“We advise Yahaya Bello to toe the path of decency and civility by surrendering himself to law enforcement agencies. After all, under our jurisprudential system, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty”, the statement stated.