Legal Nigeria

Update: Court restricts ex-PDP chief to hospital

Remands son in Kuje prison
A Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday ordered that former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Mohamed Bello, be restricted to the Abuja hospital, where he is currently on admission.
The court also ordered that his son, Abba Mohammed Bello, be remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja.
Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed gave the directives after listening to the accused persons’ lawyers on Tuesday.
The lawyers had argued the accused persons’ bail applications, shortly after they were arraigned on a four-count charge of money laundering.
The judge said his order that Bello be restricted to the hospital, be brought to the notice of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) by the court’s registrar, for enforcement.
The court orders are to subsist till Thursday, January 7 when the judge will rule on the bail applications.
Bello, who reportedly took ill shortly after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed the charges against him, his son and their company, Bam Projects and Properties Limited, was brought to court in a wheel chair. He was assisted by two medical personnel provided by the hospital.
The former Defence minister, who dressed in a dark-blue native attire, was brought to court at some minutes past 10:00am.
The Nation