The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly filed fresh charges against Senator Bala Mohammed, a former Minister who won the Bauchi State Governorship Poll under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election.
Report has it that the 6 count charges against him are on his alleged failure to declare his assets and false declaration.
The former Federal Capital Territory Minister will be arraigned at the Federal High Court in Maitama Abuja.
“That you Bala A. Mohammed on or about October 24, 2016 at the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja within the judicial division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory made a false statement to the detective, Ishaya Dauda, investigating officer with the Economic Governance Section of the EFCC, Abuja to wit: that you acquired house situate at No. 2599 and 2600, Cadastal Zone AO4 Asokoro District Abuja through a mortgage facility from Aso Savings & Loan Bank Plc and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 09 (2) (a) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 39(2)(b) of the same Act,” the charges against Senate Mohammed reads in part (as seen on Punch).
Mr. Mohammed defeated the incumbent governor of the state, Mohammed Abubakar, who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election.
He had following his victory at the poll vowed to probe his predecessor’s government which he accused of receiving over N400billion in 4 years with nothing of even N5billion to show.