Alleged N80.2 Billion Fr@ud: NIS places Yahaya Bello on watchlist as IGP withdraws officers attached to him

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has placed embattled ex-governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on a watchlist.

The police headquarters in Abuja has also ordered the withdrawal of all men attached to him.

This comes hours after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declared him wanted over an alleged N80.2 billion fr@ud.

The anti-graft agency alleges that Bello, alongside Alli Bello, chief of staff to Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi; and one Daudu Suleiman, diverted about N80.2 billion belonging to the Kogi government.

In a statement signed by DS Umar, assistant comptroller of immigration, on behalf of Kemi Nandap, comptroller-general of the NIS, the agency said “the above named person has been placed on watch list”.

“The subject is being prosecuted for breach of trust and money laundering. If seen at any entry or exit point, he should be arrested and referred to the Director of Investigation for further action,” the statement reads.

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