Ex-FCT Minister Bala Mohammed Remanded In Prison
A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed will spend the next two days in Kuje prison.
This followed Justice Abubakar Talba’s adjournment of ruling on a bail application filed by Mohammed to Friday.
Mohammed was on Wednesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a six-count charge for alleged abuse of office while he served as Minister of the FCT.
He was brought before a High Court of the FCT for his alleged involvement in the collection of gratification to the tune of N550 million.
But the Minister pleaded not guilty to the charges, setting the stage for a trial.
The anti-graft agency, which had earlier arrested Mohammed, filed a seven-count charge of corruption against him.
In February, the EFCC arraigned his son, Shamsudeen, before a Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged money laundering.
He spent a few days in Kuje prison before he was granted bail in the sum of 100 million naira.