SITUATION REPORT: How EFCC, DSS, Police ‘planned to forcefully’ arrest Yahaya Bello before Gov Ododo’s arrival

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But for the arrival of Governor Usman Ododo of Kogi, security operatives were planning to forcefully arrest Yahaya Bello, immediate past governor of the state.

Daily Trust had reported how the anti-graft agency laid siege to the residence of Bello in Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.

The operatives, who stormed Bello’s residence in dozens, cordoned off Benghazi Street, where the residence of Bello is.

Our correspondent reports that after waiting for hours without being able to arrest Bello, the anti-graft agency reinforced in its bid to forcefully arrest the ex-governor the way a former governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha was arrested a few years ago.

EFCC officials had broken into the residence of Okorocha in Abuja from where he was picked up after several hours of resisting arrest.

The reinforcement team of the EFCC comprised security operatives from the police, Department of State Services (DSS), and men from the Counter-Terrorism Unit.

But Ododo arrived and the gate which had been closed since the operation began was opened.

The governor, who was visibly unhappy, didn’t speak to journalists or address some protesters who converged on Bello’s residence.

Our correspondent reports that as at when filing this report, the protesters were still on ground chanting solidarity songs while the operatives have continue to strategised on how to arrest the embattled former governor.

Attempts to reach out to the EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, proved futile as calls to his mobile phone were not answered.

He is yet to reply a text message sent to him as at when filing this report.

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