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EFCC’s suit against order stopping Yahaya Bello’s arrest unsuccessful

Court Fails To hear EFCC

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EFCC’s suit against order stopping Yahaya Bello’s arrest unsuccessful

Court Fails To hear EFCC
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday 22nd of April 2024 did not sit to hear the appeal Issued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the order of the Kogi State High Court which restrained the anti-graft agency from arresting the immediate-past governor, Yahaya Bello.

Recall that the Kogi court, in a ruling on April 17, restrained the EFCC from arresting, detaining and prosecuting Bello.

The Judge, I.A Jamil, gave the order in a two-hour judgment delivered in suit no HCL/68/M/2020 in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on Wednesday.

The judgment coincided with the ”siege’ invasion of Bello’s home in Abuja by EFCC operatives in a bid to arrest him.

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The EFCC is seeking to arraign the former governor on 19 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, breach of trust and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N82 billion.

The anti-graft agency determined to get Bello to face the law for his alleged crimes, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja on the same day to get an arrest warrant.

The warrant was also issued following an ex- parte motion filed by the EFCC.

In his ruling on the motion, Justice Emeka Nwite also directed that the former governor be produced before him on Thursday, April 18, for arraignment.

He said, “It is hereby ordered as follows:

That an order of this honourable court is hereby made directing and/or issuing a warrant for the immediate arrest of the defendant to bring him before this honourable court for arraignment.

“Therefor, the case is adjourned until April 18 for arraignment.

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