Alleged N3b Fraud: EFCC Suit Against Gov. Bello’s Nephew Resumes in Court May 30

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed May 30 and 31 for continuation of the trial of Ali Bello a nephew to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Bello and three others were arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N3 billion.

When the matter in the suit against Ali Bello and 3 others came up for mentioning on Tuesday, the prosecution, led by Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, SAN, called their first witness Mr Nicholas Oyemomoni from the American International School, Abuja.

Oyemomoni however, could not complete his testimony because the defence team, led by Mr Abubakar Aliyu, SAN, objected to documents, which the EFCC sought to tender in evidence through him.

Aliyu prayed the court to allow him raise the objection in his final written address while admitting the documents provisionally.

The prosecuting counsel objected to this on the grounds that the documents could not be provisionally admitted.

The judge, Justice Obiora Egwuatu thereafter adjourned the matter until May 30 and 31 for continuation of trial.

Recall that the court admitted Bello and the three others to bail on February 20 in the sum of N500 million.


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