Alleged Fraud: Abuja School to Refund $760,000 Fees of Bello’s Children

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

The American International School in Abuja has offered to return the sum of $760,000 out of $845,000 for the education of the six children of Kogi State’s former governor, Yahaya Bello.

It confirmed that Bello paid $845,000 to cover the school fees of his children who were enrolled in the school in 2021.

The development comes after the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused him of stealing $720,000 from the state’s treasury to pay for his children’s education.

According to the school, it has decided to return $760,000 to the state’s treasury as part of an investigation into the alleged money laundering activities of the Ex-governor.

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In a letter to the EFCC, the school confirmed that $85,000 had already been used to pay for educational services provided to the Governor’s children in less than a year.

The school has requested that the Anti-corruption Agency provide an official written request with the genuine banking details of the EFCC for a refund.

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Its letter read:

Please forward to us an official written request, with the authentic banking details of the EFCC, for the refund of the above-mentioned funds as previously indicated as part of your investigation into the alleged money laundering activities by the Bello family.

Since the 7th September 2021 to date, $845,852.84 (Eight Hundred and Forty Five Thousand, Eight Hundred and Fifty Two US Dollars and eighty four cents) in tuition and other fees has been deposited into our Bank account.

We have calculated the net amount to be transferred and refunded to the State, after deducting the educational services rendered as $760,910.84. (Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ten US Dollars and Eighty Four cents).

No further additional fees are expected in respect of tuition as the students’ fees have now been settled until they graduate from ASiA, Should any further deposits be made into ASIA’S bank account/s, we will disclose and inform you immediately without delay.”

Recall that the EFCC laid siege to Bello’s Abuja residence to arrest him, but he managed to evade them.

The Agency later declared him a wanted person, and the police announced the withdrawal of his security details.

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