EFCC Drags Yahaya Bello, Others To Court Over Alleged N84bn Money Laundering


Former Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, alongside his nephew, and two others have been dragged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, over an alleged N84billion money laundering offences.

This was disclosed in a post on the X handle of the EFCC on Friday, March 15.

It partly reads: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 14, 2024 dragged former Kogi State governor, Yahaya Adoza Bello before Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja for alleged N84billion money laundering offences, alongside his nephew Ali Bello, Dauda Sulaiman and Abdulsalam Hudu.

“The EFCC is prosecuting the quartet on an amended 17-count charge of money laundering, breach of trust and misappropriation of fund to tune of N84,062,406,089.88 (Eighty-four Billion, Sixty-two Million, Four Hundred and Six Thousand, Eighty-nine Naira, Eighty-eight Kobo).”

Although ex-Governor Yahaya Bello and Hudu were not present in courtr, Ali Bello and Suleiman, the first and second defendants respectively, who were present in court “pleaded not guilty” to all the charges read before them.

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