IGP Orders Withdrawal of Policemen Attached to Fleeing Former Kogi Gov, Yahaya Bello Amidst Legal Troubles

Yahaya Bello
Yahaya Bello

Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has issued a directive for the withdrawal of all policemen assigned to former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

This decision comes amidst Bello’s legal challenges and his placement on the Nigerian Immigration Service watchlist.

The directive was conveyed through a police wireless message, emphasizing strict compliance with the withdrawal of security personnel assigned to Bello.

The document instructed, “IG has ordered the withdrawal of all policemen attached to His Excellency and former Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

“Acknowledge compliance and treat with utmost importance. Please, above, for your information and strict compliance.”

Bello, who is facing allegations related to a money laundering case totaling N80.2 billion, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A warrant of arrest has been granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja in connection to the case.

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Furthermore, the Nigerian Immigration Service has placed Bello on its watchlist, directing border officials to arrest and refer him to the Director of Investigation if sighted at any entry or exit point.

Efforts by the EFCC to apprehend Bello were reportedly thwarted by the current Kogi State Governor, Usman Ododo, and his security team, who escorted Bello away from his residence.