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Former Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello on Anti-graft Agency’s Wanted List

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria, a parallel of the US FBI, has declared former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello wanted for alleged financial crimes. The announcement comes amidst accusations of corruption against Bello during his tenure as governor.

According to a statement released by the EFCC, Bello is wanted for offenses “relating to economic and financial crimes to the tune of N80,246,470,089.88 (US$61,870,028.439).” The statement further urged anyone with information on Bello’s whereabouts to contact the EFCC.

Bello, who served as Kogi State Governor from 2016 to 2024, has been a controversial figure. His administration faced criticism over alleged mismanagement of funds and unpaid salaries for civil servants. The EFCC’s investigation into Bello’s administration began months ago.

Bello’s whereabouts are currently unknown, having reportedly fled his home in Abuja on Wednesday when EFCC officers went to arrest him. Yet he is challenging an arrest warrant issued against him.

This latest development adds another layer to the ongoing saga. If the court upholds the warrant, the EFCC will intensify its efforts to apprehend Bello.  Conversely, if the court rules in Bello’s favor, it could potentially delay or even halt the investigation.

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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