Breaking: EFCC Lays Siege On Yahaya Bello’s Abuja Mansion Amid ₦84bn Fraud Probe

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The residence of former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello in Wuse, Abuja, has been sealed off by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to SaharaReporters, the EFCC took action shortly after Bello met with President Bola Tinubu at the State House.

Reports indicate that there is currently no movement in or around the house on Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 4, in the nation’s capital.

A reliable source shared a photo on Wednesday showing EFCC operatives blocking the access road to Bello’s residence.

The source said: “EFCC barricades Bello’ house in Abuja. No movement in the area as EFCC barricaded the house. They are yet to gain access.”

The reason for the anti-graft agency’s raid on the former governor’s residence has not been revealed, but it may be related to the ongoing fraud case worth 84 billion naira that the EFCC is pursuing against him.

It is important to note that the EFCC has pressed charges against the former governor, alleging that he committed financial fraud totaling 84 billion naira.

In a revised charge, the anti-graft commission accused Bello of misappropriating 80 billion naira of state funds in September 2015, four months before he assumed office.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.