The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to cite two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) – Ifedayo Adedipe and Abdulwahab Muhammed – for contempt.

It is for their failure to honour their commitment to produce the immediate-past Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello for arraignment.

Just Emeka Nwite had adjourned until yesterday based on the SANs’ promise to produce Bello, who was absent again.

The judge adjourned till July 17 to rule on EFCC’s application that the two defence counsel be cited for contempt.

The former Kogi governor rather wrote to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, praying that he be tried in Lokoja, the state capital, for the N80.2 billion laundering charge brought against him by the EFCC.

Bello’s request is contained in a letter written by Muhammed.

The ex-governor stated that since the funds he allegedly laundered belonged to the state, the capital of Kogi should serve as the proper venue for his trial.

June 28, 2024

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