Tension as Police Detain Yahaya Bello's Aide-De-Camp, Give Reason

Tension as Police Detain Yahaya Bello's Aide-De-Camp, Give Reason

  • The police have reportedly arrested the female ex-aide-de-camp of the former governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello
  • It was learnt that the ADC and other security officers attached to the former governor were arrested and detained at the office of state CID in Abuja
  • Sources disclose that the ADC and the security officers were arrested and detained on the suspicion that they aided the governor's escape

Lokoja, Kogi - Ex-aide-de-camp of Yahaya Bello, former governor of Kogi state, has been arrested and detained by the Nigerian Police Force.

The former ADC was arrested alongside other security officials of the ex-governor and detained at the state criminal investigation department at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja.

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The aide-de-camp to ex-governor Yahaya Bello has been arrested and detained by the police
Former governor Yahaya Bello's ex-aide detained Photo Credit: EFCC
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The arrest and detention came after the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, directed immediate withdrawal of security aides from the former governor on Thursday, April 18.

According to The Punch, a senior police source disclosed that the officers were arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the former governor's escape from arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Why is EFCC seeking Yahaya Bello's arrest?

The anti-graft agency attempted to arrest the former governor at his residence in Abuja on Wednesday, April 17.

According to the source:

“The ADC and the other police details attached to Yahaya Bello have been arrested and detained.
“They were arrested on the order of the IG, on the suspicion that they aided and abetted the former governor’s escape from the EFCC on Wednesday.”

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The EFCC began targeting the former governor towards the end of his tenure in office.

Bello is being prosecuted for an alleged N80 billion fraud involving some of his family members.

The former governor's media office earlier responded to the development in a statement.

The office condemned the anti-graft agency's action and called on President Bola Tinubu to call the EFCC to order.

EFCC lays siege at ex-governor Bello's house

Legit.ng also earlier reported that the EFCC laid a siege at the Abuja home of the former Kogi governor.

Bello's residence on Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 4, in Abuja, was captured in a video bombarded with the officers of the anti-graft agency.

Source: Legit.ng

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