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N20bn bailout loan: Politicians with interest in 2023 presidency ‘hired EFCC to discredit Yahaya Bello’

Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi commissioner for information, has alleged that some politicians with interest in the 2023 presidency hired the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to discredit Yahaya Bello, the state governor.

Over the past months, the anti-graft agency and the Kogi government have been at loggerheads over allegations that the state runs an account in Sterling Bank containing N20 billion bailout loan.

The EFCC had alleged that there were suspicious fraudulent activities related to the account.

In August, a federal high court sitting in Lagos froze a Kogi state salary bailout account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc following an

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