EFCC arrests man for issuing death threat against commission’s chairman on social media

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained one Kayode Cole for issuing a death threat against its Chairman, Ola Olukoyede.

Cole was said to have been apprehended in the Lugbe area of Abuja after making the threat via his Instagram handle, “1billionsecretss,” in response to an Instablog9ja post on February 1, 2024.

This was made known in a statement the agency shared on its X account on Wednesday.

EFCC arrests Instagram user for issuing death threat against commission’s chairman

The statement read, “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, March 18, 2024, arrested one Kayode Cole for issuing a death threat against the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Ola Olukoyede.

“Cole was arrested at the Lugbe axis of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

“The suspect made the death threat through his Instagram page handle: ‘1billionsecretss’ while commenting on a story posted by a popular Instagram blogger, Instablog9ja, on February 1, 2024.

“Instablog9ja had posted a story with the caption: ‘A Religious Sect Is Laundering Money for Terrorists. We traced N7 Billion Fraud Proceeds to another religious group – EFCC Chairman.’

“Reacting in 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 6 months remember I said it,’ he said.

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

“He will be handed over to the appropriate authority for further investigation and prosecution.”

This incident follows Olukoyede’s prior disclosure on January 30, 2024, regarding the EFCC’s findings on money laundering activities involving religious groups in Nigeria.

 

 

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