According to Vanguard, Bala Mohammed, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, was on Wednesday remanded in the Kuje Maximum Prison over allegations of fraud.
After many months of investigation and temporary forfeiture of some property allegedly traced to Bala Mohammed, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission finally arraigned former Federal Capital Territory Minister, before Justice Talba of the FCT High Court, Gudu.
Mohamamed, who presided over the affairs of the FCTA between 2011 and 2015 faces up to 15-count charge bordering on graft and breach of public trust.
Presiding judge, Abubakar Talba adjourned the matter till May 12 for ruling on the application for bail and ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of the bail application.
Senator Bala Mohammed was arrested in connection with alleged N1billion fictitious contracts. He was also questioned on alleged allocation of 12 choice plots to his son running into billions of Naira; 37 other commercial plots of land worth about N8 billion to his suspected front and the controversial N1trillion Abuja land swap.
A mansion allegedly worth N782million, belonging to the ex-Minister, has been placed under Interim Assets Forfeiture.