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Man arrested for threatening to kill EFCC chairman

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have tracked down one Kayode Cole for issuing a death threat against the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede.

Cole, according to Dele Oyewale, the spokesman of the commission, was arrested at the Lugbe axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He said the suspect made the death threat through his Instagram handle: “1billionsecretss”, while commenting on a story posted by a popular Instagram blogger, Instablog9ja, on February 1, 2024.

Daily Trust reports that Instablog9ja had posted a story with a caption: “A Religious Sect Is Laundering Money for Terrorists. We Traced N7 Billion Fraud Proceeds to another Religious Group- EFCC Chairman”.

Reacting on the comment section of Instablog9ja, Cole stated that the EFCC Chairman will be dead in six months.

“He will be dead in six months. This man will be dead in 6months remember, I said it”, he said.

In the course of interrogation, the suspect claimed that he was just “chasing clout.”

Oyewale said he will be handed over to the appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution.

Recall that that the Chairman of the Commission, Olukoyede, had on January 30, 2024, at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption,” revealed that the EFCC had uncovered how a religious sect in Nigeria is laundering money for terrorists.

The EFCC boss also stated that another religious body was found to be protecting a money launderer after some money suspected to have been laundered was traced to the organization’s bank account.

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