Yahaya Bello’s Wife Declared Wanted By EFCC, Seen In Aso Rock With Aisha Buhari, Remi Tinubu
Rashida Bello, wife of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, visited the first lady, Aisha Buhari and the wife of the president-elect, Remi Tinubu, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Mrs Bello, who was recently declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a N3 billion fraud, paid a courtesy visit to Mmes Buhari and Tinubu at the Villa on Monday.
Sharing photo of herself in the company of the women on her Facebook page, Rashida wrote: “Few days ago at the Presidential Villa where the wife of the president-elect, (the) wife of the vice-president-elect, myself and other governor’s wives, as well as APC stakeholders and members, paid a courtesy visit to the mother of the nation, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Buhari.”
On February 13, the EFCC sued Mrs Bello and at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court over of money laundering and misappropriation of about N3 billion.
The anti-graft agency arraigned the Kogi first lady (in absentia) and four others on 18-count charge.
“That you, Ali Bello, Abba Adaudu, Yakubu Siyaka Adabenege, Iyada Sadat, Rashida Bello (at large) sometime in June 2020 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court procured E- Traders International Limited to retain the aggregate sum of N3,081,804,654.00 which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of unlawful activity to wit: criminal misappropriation, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to sections 18(a), 15(20)(d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act,” said count one of the charge.
EFCC’s spokesman Wilson Uwujaren told Peoples Gazette that “the matter is in court” when asked on Thursday about the anti-graft agency’s claim that Mrs Bello is at large.
KanyiDaily also reported that the EFCC arraigned Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkarim before A Federal High Court Kano for allegedly defrauding a Kuwait citizen of $1.32million.