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Supreme Court strikes out fraud charges against Dele Belgore SAN

By Michael Ojo

The Supreme Court on Friday April 3 struck out fraud charges preferred against former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria ACN in Kwara state, Mr Mohammed Dele Belgore SAN.

The Apex Court allowed the appeal against the ruling of the lower court delivered by Justice Rilwan Aikawa sitting in Federal high court in November 2018.

Belgore filed a no case submission after the economic and financial crime commission EFCC close case in N450m N450m fraud charge. But the trial court dismissed the no case submission.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, Belgore appealed the ruling in appeal court Lagos which was also dismissed.

But Supreme Court today allowed the no case submission and struck out the charge. The Apex court opined that  the offences for which the defendant was charged can not be tried in Lagos but where the the offence was committed which in the instance is Kwara state.

Following this ruling, EFCC have said that the defendant will be arraigned afresh in Kwara state soon

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