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Court declines Yahaya Bello’s plea to transfer ₦80billion Fraud Case to Kogi

Written by on July 9, 2024

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has declined the request to transfer the ₦80.2billion fraud trial of ex-Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, from Abuja to Kogi State.

In a judgment yesterday, the court directed that the request by Bello, for the transfer of the alleged money laundering case instituted against him, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to Kogi State, be presented in open court.

In a letter addressed to his lawyers, misters Abdul-Wahab Muhammed and Musa Yakubu, the chief judge drew the attention of the former governor’s counsels to a pending appeal in the case, Yahaya Bello VS FRN wherein the defendant had sought a consequential order remitting the case to the chief judge for reassignment.

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