Alleged N80b Fraud: EFCC Declares Yahaya Bello Wanted

Alleged N80b Fraud: EFCC Declares Yahaya Bello Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared a former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, wanted for his alleged involvement in fraudulent financial transactions to the tune of  N80,246,470,089.88.

This commission in a notice on its official Facebook page on Thursday also asked anybody with useful information about the former governor’s whereabouts to contact any of the commission’s offices across the country.

The notice read, “The public is hereby notified that Yahaya Adoza Bello (former Governor of Kogi State), whose photograph appears above is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in connection with alleged case of Money Laundering to the tune of N80,246,470,089.88.

“Bello, a 48-year-old Ebira man, is a native of Okenne Local Government of Kogi State.

“His last known address is: 9, Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.”

The commission had earlier stated that it would, on Thursday arraign the former governor before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

This followed the granting of  a warrant of arrest to the anti-graft agency by the Federal High Court in Abuja to apprehend the former governor.

Meanwhile, at Bello’s Abuja residence, on Wednesday, a group of armed men, identified as “Special Forces,” along with officers from the Nigeria Police Force, reportedly intervened to prevent the EFCC operatives from apprehending him.

Report says a team of the State Governor, Usman Ododo escorted Bello out of the location in the governor’s vehicle.

Bello and three other suspects, Ali Bello, Dauda Suliman, and Abdulsalam Hudu, will be arraigned before Justice Emeka Nwite to face 19 counts charges related to money laundering.

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