A group known as Anti-Corruption Network which Senator Dino Melaye belongs to has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the US Embassy, British High Commission, and Transparency International against Kogi State Government, OduNews.com reports.
According to the letters all dated March 1st, 2021, the group said its investigation revealed the Yahaya Bello administration engaged in corrupt practices in awarding contracts, borrowing from the non-capital market, circumvention of procurement procedures among others.
“We have meticulously investigated and uncovered huge financial fraud carried out by Kogi State Government, the Governor of Kogi State and his cohorts from 2016 – 2019,” the letter reads.
Melaye, a former Kogi West lawmaker, is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He shared pictures of the acknowledged copies of the letters on social media on Monday.
Melaye spoke with the media at the offices of the aforementioned bodies.
He threatened there would be a protest at the EFCC headquarters if the commission fails to act on the petition.
Petition against Governor Yahaya Bello by Anti Corruption Network submitted to Efcc, Icpc, U S embassy, British High Commission and Transparency International today. pic.twitter.com/EjWZMzsWAj
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) March 1, 2021
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