Police arrest Yahaya Bello’s female ADC, other security details

A female police officer who was the aide-de-camp to former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has been arrested and detained by the Nigeria Police Force.


According to reports, the ADC was arrested alongside other police officers attached to the embattled former governor.


The officers were arrested on the suspicion that they aided and abetted Bello’s escape from security operatives, who besieged his Abuja home on Wednesday to effect his arrest.


Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun had on Thursday night directed the immediate withdrawal of all officers attached to Bello.


The order for the withdrawal, which was contained in a police wireless message, followed the disappearance of Bello from his Abuja home after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) besieged the residence.


The anti-graft agency had also declared Bello wanted, urging Nigerians with useful information about his whereabouts to report to the nearest police station.


Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Information in Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo said Governor Usman Ododo did not shield former Governor Yahaya Bello from the arrest of the EFCC.


Fanwo stated this in an interview with Channels Television on Friday.


He said Ododo is committed to upholding the laws of the country, including respecting its legal processes.


“Governor Ododo did not assist in Bello’s departure from his residence; the EFCC’s claims are misinformation aimed at furthering their objectives. Bello is not evading anyone; the existing court injunction protects his fundamental rights,” he said.


Fanwo rejected the anti-graft agency’s claims, describing them as baseless and a product of an organized disinformation campaign.


He said Bello was not attempting to avoid arrest, saying a state high court injunction protects the former governor from harassment by the anti-graft agency.


The commissioner dismissed the commission‘s allegations as he questioned the agency’s certainty about Bello’s whereabouts.


He said Governor Ododo remained a law-abiding leader who respects the rule of law and the Constitution of the country.

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