BREAKING: EFCC Extends Yahaya Bello Inclusion On INTERPOL Watchlist


EFCC has prolonged Yahaya Bello’s inclusion on INTERPOL watchlist with extra further international locations.



PoliticalNews Nigeria experiences that the {Economic} and {Financial} Crimes Fee (EFCC) has requested INTERPOL in three North African international locations Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria to position the previous governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello on its watchlist.


In response to The Nation, the choice by the EFCC was primarily based on credible intelligence.

Sources within the anti-graft company disclosed that there are lots of choices on the desk in coping with the Bello scenario, which embody however will not be restricted to storming the Kogi State Authorities Home in Lokoja, the place the ex-governor is believed to be hiding.


The watch record was activated forward of the July seventeenth anticipated look of the previous governor earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja.


The EFCC supply stated: “Forward of the following listening to of the case, EFCC has activated many choices, together with taking concrete motion to watch-list Bello in North Africa.


“We’re conscious of a botched exit to Morocco by way of Cameroon. We’re decided to cease him from going into exile.


“From Singapore, the EFCC Govt Chairman, Mr. Ola Olukoyede was in Tunisia the place he delivered a paper at a session on illicit {financial} flows. Thereafter, he had a gathering with all of the Heads of INTERPOL in North Africa on the intelligence on the ex-governor.


“He formally requested INTERPOL to position Bello on Purple Alert in all North African international locations and it was accepted.


“The watch record has taken rapid impact. He will probably be arrested in any a part of North Africa.


“We took this step as a result of we suspect that he had been bidding time to not be out there for arraignment.

“We anticipate Bello to be in courtroom to show his innocence. EFCC has to do its work to keep away from dangerous precedent.”

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