The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed.
A top source in the anti-graft agency told our correspondent on Monday that the former FCT minister was arrested around 10.39am on Monday and taken into custody for interrogation by a team of operatives, who were awaiting his arrival.
The source said Mohammed was still writing his statement as of the time of filing this story. It was gathered that the commission commenced discreet investigations into the activities of the former minister following a petition against him in 2013 while he was still in office.
“We have been on the probe for sometimes. As we are talking now, the former minister is writing his statement,” the source said. It was learnt that the EFCC was investigating the ex-minister for alleged fictitious contracts worth N1bn and the allocation of 12 properties and 37 commercial plots of land to a suspected front of Mohammed and a controversial Abuja land swap deal put at N1tn. Read more