BREAKING:N80.2bn fraud: Judge denies lawyer’s application, insists on Yahaya Bello appearing in court  | Read More 

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BREAKING:N80.2bn fraud: Judge denies lawyer’s application, insists on Yahaya Bello appearing in court  | Read More 

 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has rejected Yahaya Bello’s application for a stay of execution in the hearing of the N80.2billion alleged fraud case before Justice Emeka Nwite.

Bello through his lawyer Abdulwahab Mohammed, filed for a stay of execution order on the grounds that there is an appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before the Court of Appeal, against the contempt application filed by the defendant against the EFCC chairman, Ola Olukayode.

Justice Nwite, in his ruling on Friday, however, rejected the application insisting that;

“The application cannot be entertained unless the defendant is present in the court. In the absence of the defendant in court, the motion on notice filed by the complainant can only be conducted if the defendant is in court”.

Justice Nwite held that Bello was trying to make rubbish out of a criminal case by choosing to stay in his house and not respect the court orders.

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