N3bn Fraud: Court Adjourns Yahaya Bello Nephew’s Trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja has postponed further proceedings in the money laundering case against Ali Bello and three others until May 27.

Bello, a nephew of former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, is facing trial alongside three others on a N3 billion fraud charge brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

On Thursday, the court adjourned the trial after the EFCC’s second witness, Olomotane Egoro, an Access Bank staff, concluded his evidence-in-chief.

The adjournment will allow Bello’s counsel, Abubakar Aliu (SAN), to cross-examine the witness regarding his testimony against the defendants.

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During the proceedings, Egoro presented bank statements showing cash lodgements from 14 local government areas in Kogi State into accounts belonging to Keyless Nature Limited, Fasab Business Enterprise, Ari Consulting, and Integrated Limited between 2017 and 2022.

The witness did not specify the purpose of the transfers but testified about subsequent withdrawals from the accounts.

The court adjourned the matter following a consensus agreement between the parties, with Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN) appearing for the EFCC and Nureini Jimoh (SAN) representing the second, third, and fourth defendants.

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