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EFCC files charges against ex-PDP Chair, son over N600m alleged diversion



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed charges against a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Haliru Mohammed Bello, and his son, Abbah, for collecting N600 million from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

The purpose for collecting the huge sum was not stated but the EFCC alleges the money might have been diverted from the public treasury for political purposes.

The anti-graft agency has approached an Abuja Federal judge to press charges against the father and son.

It was gathered that the two men are likely to be docked on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Abbah Mohammed is alleged to have received N600m from the Office of the NSA (ONSA) in the name of Bam Properties but the reason for the transfer of the money to the company was not disclosed.

The EFCC has already arrested and arraigned many top officials and companies related to the previous administration for receiving large payments from the ONSA from the funds set aside for the procurement of arms to tackle Boko Haram.

The former NSA himself was charged along with many senior administration officials and PDP bigwigs for benefitting from the alleged loot.

Many of them have however been released on bail while others are yet to fulfill their bail conditions.


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