EFCC Declares Yahaya Bello Wanted over Alleged ₦80bn Money Laundering Case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared the former Governor of Kogi State, Mr. Yahaya Bello wanted over alleged money laundering case in the excess of ₦80 billion.

This was disclosed in a notice issued by the Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Dele Oyewale on Thursday.

(Photo Credit: @officialEFCC on X)

“The public is hereby notified that YAHAYA ADOZA BELLO (former Governor of Kogi State), whose photograph appears above is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is connection with alleged case of Money Laundering to the tune of ₦80,246,470,089.88 (Eighty Billion, Two Hundred and Forty Six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eighty Nine Naira, Eighty Eight Kobo).

“Bello, 48-year-old Ebiraman, is a native of Okenne Local Government of Kogi State. His last known address is: 9, Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja,” the notice reads in part.

The anti-graft commission also urged anyone with useful information about Mr. Bello’s whereabouts to reach out to the commission or the nearest police station and other security agencies.

TheLensNG gathered that EFCC operatives surrounded Bello’s Abuja residence on Wednesday, however, the Governor of Kogi State, Mr. Usman Ododo visited the home and left with the former governor in his vehicle.



Hope Ejairu

Hope Ejairu is a writer, sports analyst and journalist, with publications on print and digital media. He holds certifications in various media/journalism trainings, including AFP.

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