FAKE NEWS ALERT: Adoke denies issuing statement on Yahaya Bello

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says he did not release any statement to support Yahaya Bello, an ex-governor of Kogi.

Recently, a write-up credited to Adoke appeared on social media, especially WhatsApp in support of the embattled former Kogi governor.

In the post, the author argued that Bello is not guilty of the corruption allegations against him until a court rules on the case.

The post claimed that there is a court order restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or harassing Bello.


“It’s baffling to see people who knows (sic) nothing about it all, writing long notes and making mockery of their sense of fair judgement and critical analysis on what they know nothing about,” part of the viral post reads.

“GYB is not guilty until found guilty. Stop passing judgment in your bedroom court, the constitution does not recognize it and will never do.”

However, Adoke, on Sunday, told TheCable that he did not author the viral post.



On April 17, EFCC operatives laid siege on Bello’s residence in Abuja to arrest him over alleged N80 billion fraud.

While the EFCC operatives were at Bello’s residence, Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi, came to visit his predecessor.

Shortly after Ododo departed from the residence, the EFCC operatives also left the house.


Bello was reportedly rescued by Ododo when he departed his residence located at Wuse Zone 4 district of Abuja.

Subsequently, the anti-graft agency declared the former governor wanted.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has also placed Bello on a watchlist.

The anti-graft agencyalleged that Bello, alongside Alli Bello, chief of staff to Ododo; and one Daudu Suleiman, diverted about N80.2 billion belonging to the Kogi government.

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