Bail Application: Ex PDP Chairman To Know Fate On Thursday


By Nuel Suji – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned hearing till Thursday, January 7, 2016, bail application by the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello Mohammed and his son, Abba.Haliru Bello

Mohammed who also served as minister of Finance as well as Defence is currently standing trial for an alleged money laundering offence .

The former PDP chairman and his son were specifically accused of laundering about N300 milllion, collected from the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki.

The sum was said to be part of the controversial $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram insurgents.

He was in court today on a wheel-chair.

In his ruling, Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, to ensure that the former PDP helmsman was monitored in the hospital, as he was wheeled to the court; remained and returned in the Kuje prison till Thursday.

The court had at the last hearing read the charges levelled by the EFCC against the ex Minister, his son and their private firm, Bam Properties.

They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.


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