Abati, Bala Mohammed to Remain In EFCC’s Custody Till Further Notice

By Ikenga Chronicles October 26, 2016

Abati, Bala Mohammed to Remain In EFCC’s Custody Till Further Notice

Emerging reports reveal that former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed, and the ex-Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, would remain in the detention facility of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) until further notice.

Competent sources of the anti-graft agencies on Tuesday night dismissed the suggestion of their immediate release revealing that they were not yet through with investigation into their alleged criminal offences.

The two men, who were very prominent figures in the last administration, were hauled into custody on Monday by operatives of the anti-graft agency, who claimed the politicians have serious cases to answer.

While Abati is being questioned in relation to various sums of money he allegedly received from the ONSA, Mohammed is being quizzed over a dubious land swap deal he embarked, which made the FCT to lose about N1 trillion in the process.

The anti-graft agency, acting on mounting petitions from aggrieved Nigerians, had earlier seized four houses worth N872 million from the embattled former Minister and his son, Shamsudeen.

EFCC also obtained an interim forfeiture order to confiscate N650 million worth of houses in Asokoro District of Abuja, said to belong to the former minister.

The same forfeiture order was secured to seize the ex-minister’s son’s three duplexes worth N222 million in the Apo Area of Abuja.

Mohammed is also being questioned over alleged fictitious contracts worth about N1billion, allocation of 12 choice plots worth billions of Naira and 37 other commercial plots of land worth about N8 billion.

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