Sunday, 26 May, 2024


JUST-IN: NIS Places Ex-Gov Yahaya Bello On Watchlist

Orders his arrest at any entry or exit point

The Nigeria Immigration Service on Thursday placed the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaha Bello on its watchlist after evading arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the accusation of N80 billion fraud.

The notice to this effect comes a few hours after the EFCC declared the former governor wanted.

The service in a letter addressed to the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency; as well as other formations alerted that Alhaji Bello has been placed on its watch list.

The letter was signed by the Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (Suspect Index), D S Umar, on behalf of the Comptroller General of the Immigration Service.

The letter partly reads, “Suffice to mention that the subject is being prosecuted before the Federal High Court Abuja for Conspiracy, Breach of Trust and Money Laundering vide letter Ref: CR: 3000/EFCC/LS/EGCS.1/TE/V 1/279 dated 18th April 2024, if seen at any entry or exit point, he should be arrested and referred to the Director of Investigation or contact 080362263.

Credit: Leadership


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