"Haliru Bello Suffered Paralysis After Son’s Death," Lawyer Reveals

"Haliru Bello Suffered Paralysis After Son’s Death," Lawyer Reveals

  • A former PDP national chairman, Haliru Bello, is said to be suffering from paralysis in the United States of America
  • Bello's lawyer told a High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja that the diagnosis came after his client lost his son
  • Paralysis is a medical condition where the muscles of a certain body part lose sensation and its functions

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FCT, Abuja - Duncan Oluohu, the lawyer of Haliru Bello, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, says his client has suffered paralysis and cannot walk.

Oluohu told a federal high court in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, that the notable politician suffered a stroke following the death of his son, Abba.

Haliru Bello
Haliru Bello has appeared in court several times on a wheel chair. Photo credit: EFCC
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The Cable quoted him as saying:

“He is currently paralysed and can’t walk. That is why he is not in court today.”

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Abba, who was the PDP candidate for Birnin Kebbi/Kalgo/Bunza federal constituency of Kebbi state, died on Friday, January 6.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned Abba in 2016 alongside his father and a firm on a four-count charge of alleged N300 million fraud.

Ahmed Mohammed, the presiding judge, adjourned the case till Tuesday, March 28 for continuation.

How Abba Bello died after US trip

Channels Television reports that Abba died after returning from the United States where he went to check on his father, who has been sick for a while.

Before his death, Abba won the PDP ticket for the House of Reps position at a primary election held in May 2022.

Death of PDP Abia guber candidate forces party to conduct fresh primary election

Meanwhile, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has released the timetable for a fresh governorship primary in Abia state.

The decision of the NWC to hold the fresh primary followed the death of the party’s governorship candidate in Abia state, Professor Uchenna Ikonne.

Ikonne, a former Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University died on Wednesday, January 25.

How PDP youth group called for Ikonne's replacement before his death

Recall that before Ikonne's death, the PDP Youth Movement on Tuesday, January 24 called for his replacement.

The youths had alleged that Ikonne displayed his frail health status at a PDP function in November 2023.

The youths were led by Salahudeen Lukman, president, Gbe Benjamin Orduen, national secretary and Elekwachi Joshua, coordinator, southeast zone.

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