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Hand over trial of Sokoto commissioner to state, AGF orders EFCC

The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissioner to immediately stop the prosecution of the Commissioner for Lands and Housing in Sokoto State, Mohammed Bello, and Mr. Abubakar Ahmed, the Deputy Director of Sokoto State Ministry of Education.

The AGF further instructed that the EFCC hand over the case file to the Sokoto State Attorney General, Suleiman Usman, for further action.

The PUNCH had exclusively reported in November, 2016 that the EFCC and the Sokoto State Government were at loggerheads over the prosecution of Bello, popularly known as Gwiwa; and Ahmed.

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