How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court


By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA– The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, narrated before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Shamsudeen, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, allegedly paid a cumulative sum of N1.1billion to acquire properties in different parts of Abuja.

EFCC operatives

The anti-graft agency brought one of its lead detectives, Mr. Ishaya Dauda, to testify against Shamsudeen before trial Justice Nnamdi Dimgba.

The ex-Minister’s son is facing 15-count money laundering charge alongside four firms- Bird Trust Agro Allied Ltd, Intertrans Global Logistics Ltd, DiakinTelecommunications Ltd and Bal-Vac Mining Ltd, which the EFCC said were used to launder over N1.1billion.

EFCC alleged that the 1st defendant, in a bid to conceal stolen funds at his disposal, resorted to acquisition of houses within the high…

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