EFCC Threatens To Use Army In Arresting Yahaya Bello | Read More


EFCC Threatens To Use Army In Arresting Yahaya Bello | Read More

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has insisted on arraigning former Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello who evaded arrest yesterday.

This came on the heels of Bello’s counsel, Abdulwahab Muhammed, SAN, refusing to be served in the place of his client.

Addressing a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday through its team of lawyers led by Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, the Commission insisted on executing the warrant of arrest on Bello and providing him in court even if it requires involving the military.


He said, “We have to arraign him in court even if we have to use the military. Immunity is only attached to a person and not the building.

“The law allows to break down walls to arrest an evading defendant. Section 284 says all persons are to obey the service of charge.”

Trustbase News had reported that governor Usman Ododo of Kogi state, on Wednesday, whisked Bello away from his Abuja residence which was barricaded by EFCC operatives.

Bello was billed to be arraigned before Justice Emeka Nwite alongside three other suspects, Ali Bello, Dauda Suleiman and Abdulsalam Hudu on 19- count charges bordering on money laundering to the tune of N80, 246, 470, 088.88 (Eighty Billion, Two Hundred and Forty Six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eight Nine Naira, Eighty Eight Kobo) on Thursday, April 18.