Man Who Threatened To Kill EFCC Chairman Arrested

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

Photo combination of EFCC logo and EFCC Chair, Ola Olukoyede


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

Cole, according to EFCC’s Spokesman, Dele Oyewale, 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 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 would 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, said the anti-graft commission.

Recall that Olukoyede, had on Wednesday, 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 commission 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 organisation’s bank account.