Former PDP Chairman Appeared in Court on a Wheel Chair

Haliru Bello Mohammed, Ex-PDP Chairman

Following an allegation of money laundering, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFFC) on Tuesday January 5, 2016 arraigned the former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Haliru Bello Mohammed before the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Haliru Bello Mohammed who came to court with his son, Abba Bello on a wheel chair was said to have participated in the sharing of the loot traced to the account of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr Dasuki where he was alleged to have taken a whopping sum of six hundred million naira (N600m) through his family company, BAM Project and Properties Ltd.

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A four-count charges bordering on money laundering were levelled against the former PDP chairman and his son, Abba Mohammed on December 26, 2015 by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for their perceived role in the diversion of funds made available for the purchase of arms in fighting insurgence in the Northeast.

Abba Mohammed is alleged to have received N600m from the office of the National Security Adviser in the name of Bam Properties.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has charged several other prominent people, including AIT boss, Dokpesi in connection with the arms procurement funds during the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration.

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At the court on Tuesday, Mr. Haliru Bello Mohammed and his son pleaded not guilty to the charges.

However, the former PDP chairman’s counsel prayed the court to grant him bail, so he can attend to his health.

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