20170510

Ex-Abuja Minister Bala Mohammed Remanded In Prison

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, was on Wednesday remanded in the Kuje Maximum Prison over allegations of fraud.

Mohammed was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a six-count charge for alleged abuse of office.

He was brought before a High Court for alleged involvement in the collection of gratification to the tune of N550 million, while in office as minister.

He is also accused of failing to declare properties belonging to him.

Mohammed pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Presiding judge, Abubakar Talba adjourned the matter till May 12 for ruling on bail application.

He ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of the bail application.