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Yahaya Bello Declared Wanted by EFCC Over Alleged N80.2b Fraud

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  • Yahaya Bello and EFCC’s tussle has also seen the issuance of conflicting orders by the courts in Kogi and Abuja
  • The EFCC got permission from the Federal High Court in Abuja to arrest Bello ahead of his arrangement on Thursday
  • In a statement by his media office on Thursday, Bello described the EFCC’s activities against him as “nothing but a desperate political witch-hunt”
  • Yahaya Bello was Absent As Court Adjourns and the EFCC is considering Military Option To Fish Him Out.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Yahaya Bello wanted for an alleged financial crime to the tune of N80.2 billion. 

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency called on those with vital information about the former Kogi governor’s whereabouts to reach the commission or the police.

“Former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, is wanted by the EFCC for offences relating to economic and financial crimes to the tune of N80.2 Billion,” the EFCC said in a Thursday evening post on its Facebook page it captioned ‘Ex-Gov Yahaya Bello Wanted By the EFCC’.

“Anybody with information as to his whereabouts should report immediately to the Commission or the nearest police Station.”

The declaration is the latest in the tussle between Bello and the anti-crime agency.  The chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was absent earlier in the day at the Federal High Court in Abuja for a suit instituted against him by the EFCC.

This forced Justice Emeka Nwite to adjourn the suit and for substituted service and possible arraignment of Bello for alleged money laundering.

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