• Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Justice Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court 4, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release the former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, on bail.

    The erstwhile Minister had been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since October 24, 2016 when he honoured the invitation of commission.

    The Court granted him bail with two sureties who must have landed property within the Abuja Municipality with Certificate of Occupancy.

    In granting the application for bail filed […]

  • Ex FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed breaks down in EFCC custody

    Ex FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed breaks down in EFCC custody

    Former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed has taken ill in EFCC custody.

    He was subsequently rushed to EFCC’s clinic where he was attended to by doctors.

    The nature of the illness is still unknown at the moment, newsmen reports.

    Sources said he’d just returned from a medical treatment abroad few days before appearing at EFCC.

    He has since fulfilled his bail condition after the court had asked him to produce two directors in the civil service, one of who must own a landed property in […]

  • Ekweremadu visits EFCC, meets Abati, Bala Mohammed, others

    Ekweremadu visits EFCC, meets Abati, Bala Mohammed, others

    According to reports, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday evening visited four former aides of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who are being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Abuja, four various offences.

    They are the former media director of the Goodluck/Jonathan 2015 presidential campaign, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, former Presidential Media Adviser, Dr. Reuben Abati, former FCT Minister, Mr. Bala Mohammed and for Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.

    It was learnt that the meeting […]

  • EFCC arrests Ex-FCT Minister Bala Mohammed

    EFCC arrests Ex-FCT Minister Bala Mohammed

    A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), report says.

    Details of Mr. Mohammed’s arrest remained fuzzy as at the time of filing this report, but sources confirmed was in detention at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Monday night.

    “Yes, we have him in our custody,” a source said.

    Another source said Mr. Mohammed’s detention was still being processed at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday. He is expected to […]

  • Why I can’t support ex-Minister Bala Mohammed to become PDP chairman – Fayose shares reasons

    Why I can’t support ex-Minister Bala Mohammed to become PDP chairman – Fayose shares reasons

    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has expressed support for the Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, urging those seeking to lead the party to suspend their ambitions for now.

    Mr. Fayose made the remark on Sunday after meeting with a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, behind closed doors.

    Mr. Mohammed is currently lobbying for the support of the leaders of the party to enable him emerge as the next substantive chairman of the party.

    He […]