The mansion which is located at Justice Chukwudi Oputa,Off TY Danjuma,Street, Asokoro Abuja,was said to be acquired by Governor Yahaya Bello,of Kogi State at the whooping sum of N1.2 Billion. A source close to Lugard house, Lokoja,who confided to our reporter explained that, Governor Yahaya Bello before he assumed office as Governor assured our source that his dream is to acquire Property at the highbrow area of Abuja;” when the first Bill out was released few months after his inauguration, Yahaya Bello used his agent to acquired the property at Justice Chukwudi Oputa street,off TY Danjuma Street Asokoro Abuja,at whopping sum of N1.2Billion” our source who doesn’t want his name in print explained. It could be recalled that Alhaji Yahaya Bello wasted over N1.5 Billion on staff verification exercise,which sent many innocent civil servants and pensioners to their grave,as many of them died on their way to Lokoja for an failed exercise, while N270 million was used just to write the report of the exercise. While Governor Yahaya Bello’s Chief Of Staff,Mr Edward Onaja Confirmed before the entire world that Kogi state Government is owing civil servants/ Pensioners in the State ” only 12 months ” investigation conducted by this medium revealed that the Government is owing the state civil servants over 18 months salaries. Abdulmalik Enesi,a civil servant who spoke with our reporter said kogi state Government is only paying salary of civil servants on Radio and pages of The Graphics Newspaper own by the state Government hear him:” as am speaking to you since Bello assumed office I didn’t received one Naira even when my name appeared in the clear list.” “We are no unaware that the Governor is diverting our money to acquired properties, we leave everything in God’s hand” he prayed. According Mr Abiodu Sunday,a Local Government Staff,explained to this reporter that the outcome of the verification exercise is that many law-abiding citizens have been sent to their early graves while some others have been subjected to robbery, kidnapping and other vices,due to what he described as the Governor Yahaya Bello callous and passion to killed Kogites by diverting such huge amount of money to acquired mansions, while the state is yearning for development. This is what Alhaji Ibrahim a retired Permanent Secretary,who according to him since he was retired by Bello, said :”in other to divert the attention of the people of Kogi State,Governor Yayaha Bello After assuming office on January 27, 2016, suspended all the permanent secretaries, Director of finance and treasures in the 21 Local Government and inaugurated a staff verification and auditing committee on February 22, 2016, which he said was aimed at curtailing leakages, sanitizing the state’s civil service and weed ghost workers from the government’s pay rolls but since then, the Governor failed to pay salaries of workers and pensioners because he has diverted the money which included the Bill out fund meant to pay both Local Government workers and pensioners, instead used our hard earned sweat to acquired properties at the expense of our teaming pensioners/ workers; He appealed to the EFCC, to come to aid of the people of Kogites by beaming it light on Governor Yahaya Bello and his political appointees who he said;”if the Governor is covered by Immunity, what about other appointees,why not checkmate the activities and financial prolificacy of Mr Edward Onoja Chief of Staff to Yahaya Bello,Commissioner of Finance and host of others “he submitted. Photos Below: vernor Yahaya Bello's 2.1Billion Naira Mansion Exposed. vernor Yahaya Bello's 2.1Billion Naira Mansion Exposed. Source: thetowncrier.ga]]>

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