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Update: Nigeria Immigration Service has put former Gov. Yahaya Bello on the watchlist

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More woes for the former Kogi State Governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello, as the Nigerian Immigration Service put him on its watchlist on Thursday.

The latest development comes hours after Persecondnews reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had declared him wanted in connection with an alleged case of money laundering to the tune of N80.2 billion.

In a statement dated April 18, 2024, and signed by Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, DS Umar, on behalf of the Comptroller-General, Kemi Nandap, the Service ordered that if Bello is “seen at any entry or exit point, he should be arrested.”

The Service detailed the name, nationality, and passport number of the former governor (B50083321), saying, “I am directed to inform you that the above-named person has been placed on the 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/Vide/1/279 dated April 18, 2024.

“If seen at any entry or exit point, he should be arrested and referred to the Director of Investigation, or contact 08036226329 or 07039617304 for further action.”

Earlier, the EFCC declared Bello wanted over N80.2 billion in fraud allegations.

This followed Bello’s absence in court on Thursday for his arraignment.

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