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Money laundering allegation: Immigration places Yahaya Bello on watchlist

Bello sacks Kogi Health commissioner

The Nigeria Immigration Service on Thursday placed the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Yahaha Bello on its watchlist after evading the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declared him wanted over accusations of N80 billion fraud.

The notice to this effect comes a few hours after the EFCC declared the former governor wanted.

The service in a letter addressed to the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency; as well as other formations alerted that Yahaya Bello has been placed on its watch list.

In a letter by D S Umar, the Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration, on behalf of the Comptroller-General, Kemi Nanna Nandap, the Service said Bello was facing trial in the Federal High Court Abuja on money laundering charges.

The letter read in part: “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/V 1/279 dated 18th 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”.