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Just in: EFCC declares ex-Kogi governor, Yahaye Bello wanted



Just in: EFCC declares ex-Kogi governor, Yahaye Bello wanted
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Yahaya Bello, former governor of Kogi state, wanted over alleged N80 billion financial crimes.

“Anybody with information as to his whereabouts should report immediately to the Commission or the nearest Police Station,” the commission said.

On Wednesday morning, operatives of the EFCC laid siege on the residence and cordoned off the street.

They also restricted movement in and around the house situated on Benghazi street, Wuse Zone 4.

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The development comes about a month after the EFCC named Bello in an amended money laundering charge filed against Alli Bello.

Alli and one Daudu Suleiman are the two defendants in the 17-count amended charge. The EFCC alleged that the suspects diverted about N100 billion belonging to the Kogi government.

Responding to the EFCC charge, the Kogi government said funds belonging to the state were not missing during the administration of the former governor.

Ododo showed up at Bello’s residence during the stand-off and reportedly whisked away his predecessor from the building.

The EFCC had subsequently frowned at Ododo’s alleged action, describing it as an “obstruction of lawful operations”.