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Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello to Face Money Laundering Charges: EFCC Arraignment Update

Boom RadioNG | April 18, 2024
Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello on April 18, 2024, before a Federal High Court in Abuja. Bello will be joined by three other suspects, Ali Bello, Dauda Suleiman, and Abdulsalam Hudu, facing 19-count charges related to alleged money laundering amounting to N80.2 billion.

Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo with former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo with former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello

The arraignment follows a warrant of arrest and enrolment order granted to the EFCC by the court on April 17, 2024. The charges include allegations of converting funds from unlawful activities and aiding in the concealment of substantial sums.

Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello

Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello

According to the EFCC efforts to execute the arrest warrant were met with resistance when the current Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo, breached the security cordon around Bello’s residence and allegedly facilitated Bello’s escape in an official vehicle. However, the EFCC reveale that it exercised restraint and awaits Bello’s arraignment on April 18, 2024.

Written by Boom RadioNG

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