The scheduled hearing in the appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, to set aside the Kogi State court order restraining the anti-graft agency from arresting, detaining and prosecuting the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello was stalled on Monday.

Recall that a Kogi state High Court judge, I. A Jamil, in a ruling on Wednesday, April 17, restrained the EFCC from arresting, detaining and prosecuting Bello.

Dissatisfied with the restraining order, the EFCC approached Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja for an arrest warrant to enable them to arraign Bello, which was issued.

Justice Nwite while issuing the arrest warrant said, “It is hereby ordered as follows:

That an order of this honourable court is hereby made directing and/or issuing a warrant for the immediate arrest of the defendant to bring him before this honourable court for arraignment.

“The case is adjourned until April 18 for arraignment.”

April 22, 2024

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