Court Fixes April 23 For Ruling On Service In Ex-Gov Kogi, Yahaya Bello’s Alleged Money Laundering Case

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided by Justice Emeka Nwite, has fixed 23rd April 2024 for ruling on the application by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking for a substituted service of the charge on Yahaya Bello, the immediate-past Governor of Kogi State.

The date was fixed after the counsel to the EFCC, Kemi Pinheiro, (SAN), and Abdulwahab Mohammed (SAN) counsel to Bello presented their arguments for and against the oral application.

Recall THE WHISTLER reported earlier on that EFCC arraigned Bello on a 19-count money laundering charge, but when the matter was brought up today Bello was absent in court.

However, his team of lawyers, including Adeola Adedipe (SAN), were in court, and Mohammed, who announced appearance for Bello, challenged the validity of the charge brought against their client on the ground that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter.