Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

EFCC Serves Yahaya Bello N80.2bn Charges

Kogi EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has served the immediate former Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, his charges.

Gatekeepers News reports that this was made known via a post on the official X handle of the EFCC on Tuesday, April 23.

Yahaya Bello is being prosecuted by the anti-graft agency on 19-count charges bordering on alleged money laundering to the tune of N80,246,470,089.88 (Eight Billion, Two Hundred and Forty-six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eighty-nine Naira, Eighty-eighty Kobo).

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja had earlier ruled that the defendant should be served his charges through his counsel, Abdulwahab Muhammad (SAN), especially as he has failed to appear before the court.

It partly reads: “Former Kogi State governor, Yahaya Adoza Bello was on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 served his charges through his counsel, Abdulwahab Muhammad (SAN) after Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja ruled that the defendant should be served through his counsel, especially as he failed to appear before the court, yet again.

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is prosecuting Yahaya Bello alongside his Ali Bello, Dauda Suleiman and Abdulsalam Hudu on 19-count charges bordering on money laundering to the tune of N80,246,470,089.88 (Eight Billion, Two Hundred and Forty-six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eighty-nine Naira, Eighty-eighty Kobo).

“At Tuesday’s sitting, Bello’s counsel, Adeola Adedipe (SAN) prayed the court to quash the arrest warrant granted the Commission against Bello, arguing that Tuesday’s substituted service to the defendant through his counsel Abdulwahab Muhammad (SAN) has invalidated the arrest warrant.”

You May Also Like

News

The Court of Appeal, Abuja has quashed a previous ruling made by a Kogi State High Court against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

News

Of Yahaya Bello, EFCC And Mob Mentality By Dotun Oladipo About two weeks ago, I joined Babajide Kolade-Otitoju on a Television Continental programme: “Journalists...

News

The media office of Yahaya Bello, former governor of Kogi state, has clarified issues concerning the American International School Abuja (AISA) and their intention...

News

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has alleged that the former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, withdrew the...