Breaking: After EFCC wanted notice, another FG’s body places Yahaya Bello on watchlist

The Nigerian Immigration Service on Thursday put the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on its watchlist.

This came hours after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared Bello wanted in connection to an alleged case of money laundering to the tune of N80.2bn.

Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Kemi Nanna Nandap disclosed this in a memo addressed to several security stakeholders including the The Director General, Department of State Services, The Inspector General of Police and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

The memo which was signed by ACI DS Umar provided the ex-governor’s international passport details.

Part of the memo reads; “I am directed to inform you that the above named person has been placed on watch list.

“Suffice to mention that the subject is being prosecuted before the Federal High Court Abuja for Conspiracy, Breach of Trust and Money Laundering vide letter Ref; CR; 3000/EFCC/LS/EGCS.1/TE/V1/279 dated 18 April 2024. If seen at any entry or exit point, he should be arrested and referred to the Director of Investigation or contact 08036226329/07039617304 for further action.

“Please accept as always the Comptroller General warmest regards and esteem”.