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

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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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