Nigeria Police Detain Former Governor’s Aide Amidst Escape Allegations

The Nigeria Police Force has detained a female police officer who served as the aide-de-camp (ADC) to former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, along with other police officers attached to him. They are currently held at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Abuja following an order by the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, for their immediate withdrawal from Bello’s service. Sources within the police, speaking on anonymity, revealed suspicions that the officers aided Bello’s escape from operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who sought to arrest him at his Abuja residence.

The development comes in the wake of an arrest order issued against Bello by the EFCC for alleged money laundering amounting to N80,246,470,088.88. Despite the warrant of arrest and enrollment order granted by the court, Bello failed to appear before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja, where he was arraigned in absentia alongside three other suspects. The EFCC accused the incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo, of aiding Bello’s escape from arrest, leading to heightened scrutiny of Bello’s actions and the involvement of security personnel.


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