The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, has asked the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The AGF, in a statement made available to newsmen today, warned that the anti-graft agency should not be obstructed from performing its lawful duty.

He said the bizarre drama confronting the EFCC in the course of its efforts to perform its statutory duty, with respect to the charge it filed against the erstwhile governor, has come to his notice, describing it as a matter of very grave concern.

The EFCC had in a 19-count charge it filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, accused the ex-governor of complicity in money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of about N84 billion.

Attempts by the Commission to arrest him at his Abuja residence on Wednesday was allegedly thwarted by the incumbent governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Ododo, who was said to have whisked him away in his official car.

Condemning the event that played out yesterday, EFCC through its Head, Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewale, warned that the agency would no longer tolerate further obstructions in its operations.

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