Dr Bello is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA, UK), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE, US) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS, US). He has more than 20 years’ experience in roles related to anti-money laundering, financial intelligence analysis, forensic accounting, and financial investigation. He was the Head of Forensic Accounting and Financial Investigation at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Deputy Head of Department, Monitoring and Analysis at the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
Furthermore, he was the head of the department in charge of transaction security, internal audit, risk management and fraud investigation at ChamsSwitch Limited, an electronic payment switching company in Nigeria. He was also a lecturer at Newcastle Business School, UK. He is also a former banker with the then Afribank Plc and Stanbic Bank mainly responsible for appraising credit proposals for approval.
Dr Bello holds a PhD in Anti-Money Laundering Compliance from Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK, an MSc in Forensic Accounting from Sheffield Hallam University, UK and a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He also holds a BTech degree in Computer Science from ATBU, Bauchi, among other qualifications.
He is now the Managing Consultant of Abdubel Consulting Limited (ACL). ACLis a unique and professional consultancy firm that provides a wide range of services relating to forensic accounting, financial intelligence analysis and anti-money laundering.
Dr Bello is the author of a book titled ‘Improving Anti-money Laundering Compliance’ published by Palgrave Macmillan, a renowned international publisher in London. (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319432632).