BREAKING: Immigration, DSS, Customs to stop Yahaya Bello from fleeing abroad, place him on watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has requested that all security services place former Governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello on a watch list to prevent him from fleeing the country “through any land, air, or sea borders.”

The Nigeria Immigration Service granted the request and circulated the EFCC directive, and in an internal circular, it directed its area and zonal commands to arrest Bello if he was seen.

The circular indicated that the former governor of Kogi was under investigation, and there was a concern that he could leave the country to dodge inquiries.

“VERY URGENT PLEASE!!! I am directed to request you to place the above named subject on watch list with immediate effect. Subject has resisted arrest and arraignment therefore he may run out of the country anytime. Please accept the assurances of the CGIS’s warmest regards and esteem,” it read.

Copied in circular are the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Inspector General of Police and others.

EFCC had earlier on Thursday declared Bello wanted for an alleged financial crime to the tune of N80.2 billion.

The commission said in a bulletin that “anybody with information as to his whereabout should report immediately to the Commission or the nearest police station.”

The Federal High Court in Abuja had adjourned the case against Yahaya Bello, to April 23.

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