Trending Topics:

Yahaya Bello: American International School to Refund $720,000 to EFCC

The American International School of Abuja (AISA) has requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to provide the school with the “authentic banking details” to facilitate the refund of tuition fees paid for the children of Yahaya Bello, the immediate-past governor of Kogi state.

According to reports, Bello allegedly used Kogi state government funds to pay $720,000 in advance as tuition fees for five of his children, who are enrolled in grades 2 to 8 at the school.

On April 17th, EFCC operatives attempted to arrest Bello at his Abuja residence over an alleged N80.2 billion fraud. During the operation, the current Kogi state governor, Usman Ododo, arrived and reportedly helped Bello evade the arrest.

In a letter to the EFCC’s Lagos Zonal Commander, AISA stated that a total of $845,852 has been paid in tuition fees since September 7th, 2021. The school has calculated the net amount to be refunded as $760,910.84, after deducting the educational services already rendered.

The school has requested the EFCC to provide the necessary banking details to facilitate the refund, and has warned that it will notify the anti-graft agency of any further deposits made by the Bello family.

This development comes after the EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, revealed that the former governor had transferred $720,000 from the government’s coffers to a bureau de change to pay in advance for his children’s school fees before leaving office.

Follow by Email