June 15, 2024

Laolu Akande questions American school’s acceptance of Yahaya Bello’s $760, 000 payment

Former presidential aide Laolu Akande has urged the American International School Abuja to explain why it accepted a $760,000 advance payment from former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello for his children’s school fees.

DAILY POST reports that Bello, who is currently at large after being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged financial misappropriation, had allegedly paid $720,000 in advance as fees for five of his children.

The former governor allegedly paid the money to the American International School from the coffers of the Kogi State Government.

The school, on Friday, reportedly asked EFCC to provide “authentic banking details” for the refund of the alleged fees.

Akande, an ex-aide to the former Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, Inside Sources, on Friday, wondered why the school would accept upfront payment for several years.

“And we are told that the rule in the school is that you don’t pay more than two years max, in advance,” he said.

Akande also lamented the drama that played out between the former governor and the anti-graft agency last week, saying Bello was behaving like a fugitive.

“More befuddling, however, last week, Governor Usman Ododo allegedly whisked his predecessor away to prevent the EFCC from arresting him in Abuja.

“Both of them, their conduct is a big shame to all of us as a people and country. We have a former governor behaving like a fugitive. Why is Bello afraid of arrest?” he added.

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