Nigeria Immigration places ex Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello on watchlist

Nigeria Immigration places ex Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello on watchlist

The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS has placed former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on its watchlist. This came following his absence fro

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The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS has placed former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on its watchlist.

This came following his absence from court during his arraignment over a case of money laundering to the tune of N80.2 billion.

On Thursday the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC declared Bello wanted after unsuccessful efforts to arrest him at his Abuja residence on Wednesday.

The commission urged the public to assist it with necessary information that could lead to his arrest.

However, in an internal circular which has the name and passport number (B50083321) of the former governor, the NIS directed all its zonal headquarters and Commands to arrest him if seen.

The circular, dated April 18, 2024 was signed by Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, DS Umar, for the Comptroller-General, Kemi Nandap.

“I am directed to request you to place the above named subject on watch list.

“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/Vide/1/279 dated April 18, 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,” the circular reads.