Court Adjourns Yahaya Bello’s Arraignment Till July 17

Gov. Yahaya Bello

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday adjourned the arraignment of the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, till July 17, 2024.

Bello is facing a 19-count charge bordering on money laundering, breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of about N80.2bn brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

At Thursday’s proceeding, Bello’s lawyer, Adeola Adedipe (SAN), applied to withdraw his appearance for Bello.

Earlier, Adedipe brought the court’s attention to an application before the Chief Judge for transfer of charge no: FHC/ABJ/CR/98/2024 to the Federal High Court, Lokoja, pursuant to Section 45 of the Federal High Court Establishment Act.

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