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BREAKING: As IGP withdraws officers attached to Yahaya Bello, NIS places ex-governor on watchlist

The Police Headquarters in Abuja has ordered the withdrawal of all officers attached to Yahaya Bello, former executive governor of Kogi State

This comes hours after he was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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He was absent from the federal high court in Abuja for his arraignment alongside Alli Bello, chief of staff to Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi; and one Daudu Suleiman. They were accused of diverting about N80.2 billion belonging to the Kogi government.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has also placed the former governor on a watchlist. 

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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”.

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“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.

On April 17, the EFCC ended its siege on Bello’s residence in Abuja after Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi, arrived at the house and was later seen leaving with his predecessor.


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