Kogi Deputy Governor Drags Yahaya Bello To Court Over N800m Arrears

The rifts between Governor Yahaya Bello and his Deputy, Elder Simon Achuba, has taken a different dimension, with the later giving the governor 7-day ultimatum to pay up his outstanding allowances or risk legal suit.

Governor Bello is said to be owing his deputy, accumulated allowances and other entitlements since 2017, to the tune of N819,709,980.00.

A pre-action notice signed by Femi Falani (SAN), on the instruction of Elder Achuba, is requesting for the release of all statutory allocations due to the office of the deputy governor but withheld since 2017.

The letter which was addressed to governor Bello and dated 17th July 2019, said, the deputy governor’s office was a creation of the 1999 constitution, with releases due to it signed into law by the governor and state house of Assembly, pointing that, the State Governor has refused to release the funds for the deputy governor’s office.

The letter was made available to newsmen Tuesday night with the title, ‘Demand Notice: Request for the release of all statutory allocations due to the office of the deputy governor of Kogi State amounting to the total sum of N819,709,980.00 (Eight hundred and nineteen million, seven hundred and nine thousand, nine hundred and eighty naira) only for 2017, 2018 and 2019 memo approvals’.

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