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Breaking News: N80.2bn Fraud Court rejects Yahaya Bello’s request to stop trial

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Here are the details of the N80.2 billion fraud case against Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello: The former governor of Kogi State is facing charges of N80.2 billion money laundering at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

-Court Ruling: The court has fixed May 10, 2024, to rule on Bello’s application seeking vacation of the arrest warrant issued against him.

EFCC’s Position:  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised to set aside the arrest warrant if Bello appears in court.

Bello’s Concerns: Bello’s lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, has expressed concerns about the arrest warrant, citing fears of arrest and prejudice to a fair trial.

EFCC’s Allegations: The EFCC alleges that Bello laundered N80.2 billion while serving as governor of Kogi State between 2016 and 2020.

Bello’s Denial: Bello has denied the allegations, calling them politically motivated and an attempt to tarnish his image.

 

EFCC Withdraws Appeal: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a notice of withdrawal to discontinue an appeal against an order of a Kogi high court restraining the agency from arresting Yahaya Bello, former governor of the state.

Kogi Assembly Defends Yahaya Bello*: The State House of Assembly has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, to obey the rule of law and work within the ambit of law.

EFCC Approaches Appeal Court: The EFCC is accusing Bello of embezzling N80.2 billion during his tenure in office and has approached the Appeal Court to set aside the restraining order.

Yahaya Bello’s Denial: Bello has denied the allegations of fraud and money laundering, calling them politically motivated and an attempt to tarnish his image.

EFCC’s Accusation: The EFCC’s case hinges on a meticulously compiled dossier outlining various financial irregularities allegedly perpetrated during Bello’s time as governor.

The N80.2 billion sum reportedly stems from a combination of sources, including inflated contracts awarded to fictitious companies, diversion of state funds for personal gain, and misappropriation of budgetary allocations.

 

Then the recently ekwutosblog learnt that The court has rejected Yahaya Bello’s request to stop his trial over the alleged N80.2 billion fraud. This means that the trial will proceed as scheduled, and Bello will have to face the charges against him.

The court’s decision is a significant development in the case, as it indicates that the judicial process will continue despite Bello’s efforts to halt it. The prosecution, led by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), will likely present its evidence and witnesses to build a case against Bello, who will have the opportunity to defend himself against the allegations.

It’s important to note that the rejection of Bello’s request to stop the trial doesn’t imply guilt or innocence; it simply means that the court has found sufficient grounds to proceed with the trial. The outcome of the case will ultimately depend on the evidence presented and the court’s verdict based on that evidence.

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Umuororonjo community celebrates as new interim youth executives are sworn in by the Sole Administrator of Owerri Municipal Council,Hon Chidiebere Emeribe.

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PEACE, STABILITY AND TRANQUILITY A MEDIATOR OF PROGRESS AND GROWTH,A DEFINITION OF TRUE LEADERSHIP EXHIBITION

13-6-24

….-Umuororonjo community celebrates as new interim youth executives are sworn in by the Sole Administrator of Owerri Municipal Council,Hon Chidiebere Emeribe..

…Let your leadership quota and skills be one that communicates unity, togetherness, accessibility/inclusion and peace as you get to work as the youth leadership arm of Umuororonjo. These were the watch words of the Sole Administrator as he inaugurated the youth leadership arm of the community.

In his tremendous pursuit and regard to the achievement of peace, tranquility and stability across the municipality of Owerri,the Sole Administrator today received the new interim executives of the youth organisation wherein he observed and performed the inaugural ordinances.

He commended their partnership with the innovative and dynamic government of H. E. Dist. Sen. Hope Uzodinma and heartily assured them that the 3R government is ever ready to provide assistance and support to the youth leadership whenever called upon as the youth arm is the proactive and visible force of every generation..

He solicited them to observe legality in the discharge of duties to the people and always accord regards in ensuring that the welfare and security of the people is an utmost priority,having in mind that Owerri Municipal is the center and heart of the state and to such should at all times remain and be a monumental profile of positive emulative reference.

The newly elected chairman commended the Sole Administrator as a man of indefatigable character, outstanding and astute in his antecedents. He appreciated the honour of being called to serve by his people and pledged his unwavering support to the proactive 3R government of the governor and to the people whom he is called to serve. He vividly clarified that his leadership arm is one which is poised and positioned to ensuring that the unity,welfare and security of the people is topnotch and duly observed.

In conclusion the Sole Administrator under the auspices of his official portfolio together with the PG and notable elders and bodies of the community inaugurated the following as the leadership arm of Umuororonjo youth organisation:-

1:Austin Osita Agbugba
(Chairman)

2:Paschal Ujah Jr.
(Secretary)

3:Obinna Obodo
(Member)

4:Dan Oluigbo
(Member)

5:Ozobia Ozuzu
(Member)

6:Gideon Onyegbula
(Member)

7:Chinedu Mmanuaka
(Member)

8:Barr. Henry Oparanozie
(Member)

9:Chibuike Oparaugo
(Member)

10: Ugochukwu Njoke
(Member)

11:Kelechi Nnawuchi
(Member)

12:Umunna Nwanzuruike
(Member)

13: George Anyanwu
(Member)…

 

®️Comr. Metu

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EFCC forms a team to investigate El-Rufai and others over alleged N423 billion fraud.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assembled a group of investigators to examine the alleged mishandling of N423 billion by ex-Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai and certain prominent figures in his administration.

The former governor will be summoned by the investigators for questioning.

Others set to be questioned include individuals who held the position of Finance commissioners between May 29, 2015, and May 29, 2023; all the accountant generals during his eight-year tenure, and the chairpersons of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) from 2018 to 2023.
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AGAIN PETER OBI UPHOLDS GOV OTTI FOR HIS EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE

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FORMER GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE HIS EXCELLENCY PETER OBI HAS AGAIN UPHOLD GOV OTTI FOR HIS EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE

CHARLES: Are there governors who have distinguished themselves in the act of governance in this administration?

PETER OBI: (with incredible speed) Gov. Alex C. Otti of Abia State, of course!

CHARLES: Is it bcos he’s part of your party?

PO: No. I take my readings from the people. Go & verify!

Peter Obi on Arise Tv earlier today

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