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Court Accuses Ex Kogi Gov, Yahaya Bello, Of Showing No Regard, Respect

A Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital, has accused the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of showing no atom of regard and respect for the court.
“The defendant (Yahaya Bello) clearly has shown no atom of regard and respect for the court, and he’s taking this court for granted. He cannot sit in the comfort of his home and dictate what he wants the court to do.”
Justice Emeka Nwite, presiding judge in the N80.2 Billion fraud case against Yahaya Bello, held that since the former governor has continued to disobey court orders, he would not be allowed to file any application or be heard.
In a ruling today, May 10 during which he declined the application by Yahaya Bello to vacate the order which directed security agencies to arrest and produce him before the court to answer to the 19-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the judge insisted that Yahaya Bello must come to court and answer to the fraud allegations

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Justice Nwite said that the application filed by the EFCC that no application be heard without the defendant being in court, was meritorious.
He stressed that an order of court subsists and is binding until set aside by a superior court on appeal.
Yahaya Bello, along with Ali Bello, Dauda Suleiman and Abdulsalam Hudu, is facing a 19-count charge bordering on money laundering, totalling N80,246,470,089.88k.

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