Former Kogi Governor Allegedly Paid $845,000 in Advance for School Fees

Former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has reportedly made an extraordinary payment of $845,000 (equivalent to approximately 1.1 billion naira) to secure his child(ren)’s education at the prestigious American International School of Abuja. The staggering sum was paid upfront, raising eyebrows and prompting questions about the motivations behind such a significant financial commitment.

The school administration has confirmed the payment but has now offered to refund a substantial portion of the amount. According to their statement, $760,000 (approximately N992 million) will be returned to the former governor. This decision has left many wondering why the school opted for such a sizable refund.

In an exclusive interview, the school’s spokesperson stated, “We appreciate Mr. Bello’s commitment to quality education for his child(ren). However, after careful consideration, we believe that a partial refund is in the best interest of all parties involved.”

The news has sparked discussions about transparency and accountability within educational institutions. Parents, educators, and the public are closely monitoring this development, seeking clarity on the reasons behind the initial payment and subsequent refund.

In a separate case, the EFCC has charged Yahaya Bello with money laundering offenses amounting to N84 billion. Alongside Bello, his nephew Ali Bello, Dauda Sulaiman, and Abdulsalam Hudu face these serious allegations.

As investigations continue, we await further statements from both the former governor and the school authorities.

Stay tuned.

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