American School Writes EFCC, to Refund N992m of Yahaya Bello's Children fees

American School Writes EFCC, to Refund N992m of Yahaya Bello's Children fees

  • The American International School Abuja agreed to refund $760,910.84 paid for children’s tuition in advance by the former Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello
  • This was revealed in a letter sent by the school to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • In a letter addressed to the Lagos zonal commander of the EFCC, the school confirmed that the sum of $845,852 had been paid in tuition journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - The American International School of Abuja (ASIA) has offered to refund the sum of $760,000 (about N992 million) allegedly paid by the embattled immediate past governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, for his son who is a student of the school.

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As reported by The Cable on Friday, April 26, the school's latest resolve was conveyed via a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Abuja school to refund $845,000 Yahaya Bello paid for children's school fees
Ola Olukoyede-led EFCC is determined to prosecute Yahaya Bello. Photo credits: Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
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The school admitted that Bello had made the said payment in September 2021 and has now agreed to refund the sum of $760,000 after deducting its educational services rendered to the ex-governor’s son since 2021.

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According to the letter, dated October 24, 2022, the school requested that the anti-graft agency forward an official written request, with the genuine banking details of the EFCC, for a refund.

Vanguard newspaper also noted the development.

The letter partly reads:

“We have calculated the net amount to be transferred and refunded to the State, after deducting the educational services rendered as $760,910.84. (Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ten US Dollars and Eighty Four cents).

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“No further additional fees are expected in respect of tuition as the students’ fees have now been settled until they graduate from ASIA.”

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Invoices of Yahaya Bello's payment flood internet

Earlier, reported that receipts emerged online showing how Bello allegedly paid $845,000 for five children to attend the American International School of Abuja.

Former Kogi senator, Dino Melaye; and US-based Nigerian media personality, Adeola Fayehun; shared the claim via their respective channels on Friday, April 26.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at