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Yahaya Bello’s security aides detained, may face orderly room trial for not arresting ex-gov

The Nigeria Police Force has detained a female police officer who was the aide-de-camp to embattled former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, The PUNCH reports. 

According to the newspaper, the aide-de-camp is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja alongside other police officers attached to the ex-governor. 

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This comes after the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, directed their immediate withdrawal from Bello. 

“The ADC and the other police details attached to Yahaya Bello have been arrested and detained. They were arrested on the order of the IG, on the suspicion that they aided and abetted the former governor’s escape from the EFCC on Wednesday,” a source quoted by the newspaper said. 

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Another source was quoted saying, “Yahaya Bello’s female ADC and other police officers attached to him were brought to the command this morning, and they’ve been detained for aiding and abetting (the governor’s escape).”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had earlier declared Bello wanted for laundering the sum of N80,246,470,088.88.

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The development was contained in a notice posted on the commission’s official Facebook page on Thursday, with a snapshot of the embattled ex-governor attached.

Meanwhile, Yahaya Bello’s media office accused the EFCC of persecution, while accusing the anti-graft agency of filing the same charges in three different courts.


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