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EFCC Issues Warrant for Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a warrant for the arrest of former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on charges related to economic and financial crimes. The notice, posted on the commission’s official Facebook page, seeks information on Bello’s whereabouts in connection with alleged money laundering amounting to N80,246,470,089.88.


Bello, a 48-year-old Ebira native from Okenne Local Government of Kogi State, is sought by the EFCC, with his last known address listed as 9 Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja. Anyone with information on his location is urged to contact EFCC offices nationwide.

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The commission’s move follows a warrant granted by the Federal High Court in Abuja for Bello’s arrest. Despite attempts to evade arrest, including intervention by armed personnel at his Abuja residence, the EFCC remains committed to apprehending Bello and his co-accused.


Bello, alongside Ali Bello, Dauda Suliman, and Abdulsalam Hudu, faces 19 counts of money laundering totaling N80,246,470,088.88. The EFCC’s determination to uphold the law underscores its dedication to combatting financial crimes in Nigeria.



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