Armsgate: Judge sends ex PDP Chairman, son back to Kuje prison

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Mohammed Bello Abba in courtDr Mohammed Bello Haliru in court on ThursdayAyorinde Oluokun/Abuja
Dr Mohammed Bello Haliru, arriving the court on Thursday, 7 January, 2016. Photos: Femi Ipaye
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered that Abba, the son of Bello Haliru Mohammed, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should be remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja pending the fulfilment of his bail condition.
Abba, his father and Bam Properties are being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a four-count charge of fraudulently receiving the sum of N300 million from the office of National Security Adviser.
The court ordered that his father should remain in Abuja Clinics from where he was brought to court on a wheelchair on Thursday morning till the perfection of his own bail condition.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed said the ex-PDP Chairman should remain under the supervision of the Inspector General of Police like he ordered when he was first arraigned on Tuesday.
While ruling on the bail applications of the first and third defendant, Justice Mohammed noted that the offences the accused are charged with are bailable.
He also said the two defendants are suffering from different health challenges while they cannot also interfere in the process of investigation which he noted has been concluded.
Justice Mohammed also said the defendants have sworn to affidavits not to jump bail and to provide reasonable sureties.
He therefore granted Abba bail in the sum of N300 million with two sureties in the same amount.
According to the judge, one of the sureties must be a federal civil servant on at least grade level 12 while the second surety must have a landed property worth N300 million in Abuja.
He added that the second surety must swear to an oath that he is ready to forfeit the landed property if …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper