EFCC Raids Yahaya Bello’s Abuja Residence Over Alleged N84 Billion Fraud

Lekki, Lagos – April 17, 2024

In a surprise move, operatives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reportedly stormed the Abuja residence of Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, earlier today. The raid is believed to be connected to allegations of an N84 billion fraud within the state government.

Details surrounding the raid remain sketchy at this time. However, reports suggest the EFCC arrived with a warrant to search the property. Governor Bello reportedly resisted the search, leading to a tense standoff. The current status of the situation and whether any arrests have been made are unclear.

This is a developing story, and further information is expected to emerge in the coming hours. The N84 billion fraud allegation has not been publicly commented on by Governor Bello or his representatives.

News of the raid has split public opinion in Nigeria. Some have expressed support for the EFCC’s actions, believing it to be a necessary step to combat corruption. Others have criticized the timing of the raid, suggesting it may be politically motivated.

Governor Bello, a controversial figure, has faced accusations of mismanagement throughout his tenure. This latest development is sure to further fuel those criticisms and cast a shadow over his administration.

This is a breaking news story, and further developments are expected. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.


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