By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Abuja, (An24) – Alhaji Bala Mohamed, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, was on Wednesday, May 10, remanded in the Kuje Maximum Prison over allegations of fraud.
Mohammed was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a six-count charge for alleged abuse of office.
He was brought before a High Court of the FCT for alleged involvement in the collection of gratification to the tune of N550 million, while in office as minister.
He is also accused of failing to declare properties belonging to him.
Mohammed pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of the bail application.
Presiding judge, Abubakar Talba adjourned the matter till May 12 for ruling on the application for bail.