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EFCC files criminal charges against Bauchi gov-elect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed fresh charges against the governor-elect of Bauchi state and former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed.

The commission in the fresh six-count charges accused Mohammed of accepting gratification in form of a house located at on No 2599 & 2600 Cadastral Zone, AO4 Asokoro District, Abuja, from Aso Savings & Loans Plc in 2014.

It was gathered that counsel to EFCC, Wahab Shittu, said that the gratification was accepted as reward by Mohammed “for performing your official duties.

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The commission also said that the alleged crime is contrary to section 18 (b) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and punishable under Section 18 (d).

Also, the EFCC alleged that Mohammed made a false statement tothe commission’s personnel, Ishaya Dauda, that he acquired the Cadastral Zone property through a mortgage facility from Aso Savings & Loans.