The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized at least 12 properties from a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsudeen Bala.
It was learnt on Tuesday that the seizures were part of investigations into a controversial land swap deal carried out by the minister to the tune of N1tn between 2010 and 2015.
“So far, we have seized about 12 properties from Bala Mohammed and his son, who he used in buying many properties. However, this is just a tip of the iceberg because we found out that there are still a lot of
properties to be recovered’’, a source in the EFCC said on Tuesday.
“After investigations, we will arraign Bala (ex-minister) before an
FCT High Court while his son will be arraigned before a Federal High
Court anytime from now, the source added.”
Punch… December 14, 2016
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