Mr. Bankole was this morning engaged in a tense stand-off at with officials of the EFCC at his home in Abuja as he refused arrest to answer money-laundering allegations.Â Â Mr. Bankole had planned to leave for the United Kingdom on a 7a.m. flight, part of his scheme to maintain his freedom, but the EFCC investigators foiled that effort as they arrived at his official home at Apo quarters in Abuja bright and early.
To break the siege of the EFCC the Inspector general of Police, Hafiz Ringim went to see bankole at his home and called off the EFCC operatives who had laid waiting to arrest him.
Dimeji Bankole later issued a statement promising To â€˜Honour EFCC Invitationâ€™ On Monday |
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