Court Orders Service of Alleged Money Laundering Charge against Yahaya Bello on His Lawyer 

Alex Enumah in Abuja 

Justice Emeka Nwite of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to serve the alleged money laundering charge against former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on his lawyer, Mr AbdulWahab Mohammed (SAN).

The judge made the order while delivering ruling in an application by EFCC’s lawyer, Mr Kemi Piniero.

According to the court, Sections 379(3) and 382(4&5) provide that service of a charge on a defendant can be made on his lawyer where available, adding that since Mohammed had, at the last sitting announced unconditional appearance for the former governor, then it is proper for the charge to be made on him.

“In view of the forgoing, I am of the view that the application to serve the charge on his counsel is meritorious and I subsequently make an order to serve the bundle of charge with the proof of evidence.”

Details later…

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