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Haliru Mohammed, Son To Be Prosecuted For Dasukigate


Further progress is being made in the so-called Dasukigate arms deal scandal: Haliru Bello Mohammed, the former PDP chairman and also ex-defense minister, and his son, Abbah Mohammed, are soon to be prosecuted in court for their participation in diverting funds meant for the procurement of arms.
According to Sources, the EFCC has already filed charges against the two at the Federal High Court in Abuja. It is likely that father and son will face the court on Tuesday, December 29, or Wednesday, December 30, on a four-count money laundering charge.
Abbah Mohammed is alleged to have received N600 million from the Dasuki’s office on behalf of BAM Projects & Properties Limited, an Abuja-based realty company.
Abbah Mohammed was arrested by the EFCC on November 30 this year, along with Bashir Yuguda, who is the former minister of state for Finance, Sagir Bafarawa, son of the former Sokoto state governor Attahiru Bafarawa, and Shuaibu Salisu, the director of finance in the office of the former NSA.
The FCT Federal High Court has directed Nigerian commercial banks to freeze the accounts of some suspects involved in the arms procurement scandal that has been traced to Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser.
“We want to be at an advantage where we can recover looted funds as may be determined by the court,” the source at the court added while speaking to The Nation.
Dasuki himself had perfected his bail conditions as at December 23. The FCT Hight Court has banned the EFCC from re-arresting the key figures in the investigation.
The arrested persons in question are said to have received huge funds running into billions of naira from the office of the former NSA without clear records detailing how the money was spent.