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EFCC Charges Governor-Elect With Accepting Gratification

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC

The economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) has filed a criminal charge against Bauchi State Governor-elect, Senator Bala Mohammed, at the high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He is charged with accepting gratification in form of a house valued at five hundred and fifty million naira on Asokoro District, Abuja in 2014.

EFCC’s prosecuting counsel Mr Wahab Shittu said the alleged gratification was accepted as reward by Senator Mohammed for performing his official duties.

SEN. BALA MOHAMMED
Sen. Bala Mohammed

EFCC said the offence, contravened section 18 (b) of the independent corrupt practices and other related offences act 2000 and is punishable under section 18 (d).

Among the six-count charge is an allegation that the governor-elect made a false statement to an EFCC investigating officer, Ishaya Dauda, and was also accused of failing to make full disclosure of his property in Jabi, Abuja, in the course of filing his asset declaration form at the EFCC.

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