Alleged N1.1bn Fraud: Court adjourns trial of Bala Mohammed’s son to April 24

A Federal High Court in Abuja has again adjourned for further hearing, the N1.1 billion money laundering case involving Shamsudeen Bala, son of a former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, to April 24, 2018.

The adjournment is to allow the prosecution to make available necessary documents as requested by Mr. Bala’s counsel, Goddy Uche.

According to the defense counsel, the documents are from the Corporate Affairs Commission and are related to Intertrans Global Logistics Ltd (the third defendant in the case).

Mr. Uche also tendered as evidence, the statement of account belonging to Sunrise Estate, a written instruction by Setraco Ltd to Zenith Bank to effect payment of the sum of N80 million naira, and a statement made by Mr. Jack Fara to the EFCC.

Mr. Bala is facing a 15-count charge of money laundering alongside four firms – Bird Trust Agro Allied Ltd; Intertrans Global Logistics Ltd; DiakinTelecommunications Ltd and Bal-Vac Mining Ltd, which were allegedly used to launder the N1.1 billion.

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