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BREAKING: I am willing to appear in court, but afraid of arrest – Yahaya Bello



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Ex-governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, said that he is ready to confront the Federal High Court in Abuja regarding the 19-count indictment filed against him by the country’s anti-graft agency.

A member of his legal team, Adeola Adedipe, SAN, said the former governor would have appeared in court but was worried about being taken into custody.

He said: “The defendant wants to come to court, but he is afraid that there is an order of arrest hanging on his head.”

Adedipe said the court to revoke the exparte order of arrest it had previously imposed on Yahaya Bello.

He argued that the charge had not been served on the former Kogi governor as required by law when the warrant of arrest was made.

He noted that it was only at the resumed proceedings on Tuesday that the court confirmed substituted service of the charge on the defendant through his lawyer.

Counsel to the defendant added, “As at the time the warrant was issued, the order for substituted service had not been made. That order was just made this morning.

“A warrant of arrest should not be hanging on his neck when we leave this court.”

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