Nigerian govt places ex-Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello on watchlist

The Federal Government has placed Yahaya Bello, the immediate-past governor of Kogi state on its watchlist.

Security agencies in the country have been alerted and the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, ordered to arrest him at any entry and exit point.

This was disclosed by the Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Kemi Nanna Nandap, in a memo.

The memo was addressed to the Director General, Department of State Services, DSS, the Inspector General of Police and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA.

The memo which was signed by ACI DS Umar included the details of Bello’s international passport.

It read in part: “I am directed to inform you that the above named person has been placed on watch list.

“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/V1/279 dated 18 April 2024. If seen at any entry or exit point, he should be arrested and referred to the Director of Investigation or contact 08036226329/07039617304 for further action.

“Please accept as always the Comptroller General warmest regards and esteem.”

This comes after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, declared Bello wanted on Thursday.


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