N1tn Abuja Land Scam: EFCC Seizes 12 Properties From Ex- minister, Bala Mohammed And Son

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory
(FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed and his son,
Shamsudeen Bala have had at least 12 of their
properties seized by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC).
PUNCH learnt on Tuesday, December 13th that
the seizures were part of investigations into a
controversial land swap deal carried out by the
minister to the tune of N1tn between 2010 and
An EFCC source said:
“So far, we have seized about 12 properties
from Bala Mohammed and his son, who he used
in buying many properties. However, this is just
a tip of the iceberg because we found out that
there are still a lot of properties to be
recovered’’, a source in the EFCC told our
correspondent on Tuesday.
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“After investigations, we will arraign Bala (ex-
minister) before an FCT High Court while his
son will be arraigned before a Federal High
Court anytime from now, the source added.”
Mohammed, who has been in EFCC custody for
over six weeks, is alleged to have entered into
some controversial land deals and allegedly
gave some landed properties to his cronies for
the construction of malls.
The source said, “We have evidence that the
ex-minister diverted funds from Internally
Generated Revenue. He also gave land
arbitrarily to friends without following due
process. Some of the land had even been
allocated to other people but seized from them


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