Yahaya Bello agrees to submit for arraignment On June 13


The hide & Seek between the EFCC and Former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is getting to a conclusion. The latter has agreed through his lawyer to finally submit himself to the Federal High Court in Abuja for arraignment on June 13 in the corruption charges against him.

Yahaya Bello’s lead counsel had approach the court 
for suspension of trial which was rejected by the court. His lawyer - Abdulwahab Mohammed then gave undertaking to Justice Emeka Nwite on Friday, that his client would be presented to the court - 13-06-2024.

Though the agreement to submit to court trial was informed by the remarks of Justice Nwite that EFCC as a law abiding body would not do anything against the provisions of the law.

The lawyer claimed that the former governor was not afraid of arraignment, but safety of his life in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

The Judge pointed out that Bello was not the first former governor to be merely invited by the anti-graft agency and would not be the last.

The Judge also said that the charges were based on allegations that have not been proving, adding that the law even presumed any accused person innocent until otherwise.

He advised the senior lawyer to prevail on his client to respect the law and order of court as a law abiding person.

Bello’s lawyer in response to the admonition - thanked the Judge, adding that with the assurance that the EFCC would not do anything negatively
, the former governor would be brought to court.

“All my client needs is just an assurance for the safety of his life which has been under threat for some time in Abuja,” he said.