$2.1bn Arms Scandal: EFCC files charges against former PDP chairman, Haliru Mohammed, son

Bello Haliru Mohammed
Bello Haliru Mohammed, former PDP Chairman

All is now set for the prosecution of a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, and ex-minister of defense, Haliru Bello Mohammed, and his son, Abbah Mohammed, for their alleged role in the diversion of funds meant for the procurement of arms in the office of the National Security Adviser.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has already filed charges against the duo at a Federal High Court, Abuja.

Though the matter is yet to be assigned to a specific judge, the former minister and his son are likely to be docked on a 4-count money laundering charge on Tuesday, December 29 or Wednesday December 30, a source at the anti-graft agency told PREMIUM TIMES.

Abbah Mohammed is alleged to have received N600m from ONSA in the name of Bam Properties.

The EFCC has charged several individuals in connection with the arms money, disbursed from the NSA office.

More details later.


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  • Filipi

    Premium Times Editor,

    Please, i just want to recommend life jail here under my Freedom of Speech
    right to hold an opinion and to impart it as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution.
    Where 80% of Nigerians have no water and this useless man takes $2.1b away
    for himself and his son, the path to justice must pass through the road of life jail.

    • DON

      The man you call useless may be your father’s mate.
      Always know that in law, every accuse is presumed innocent until prove gulity by court of law.

      • Chuks

        His fathers mates are disciplined citizens not illegal beneficiaries of corruption. A man that cannot respect his age in public conduct is useless.

        • DON

          Accusations is not conviction.
          That some is accused of crime does not mean that the person committed the crime.
          Let’s allow law court to prove him gulity or not.

      • new republic

        Why your name is not mentioned?are you not a Nigerian,this pdp members are thieves,i was a member of pdp i never knew they are killing my generation unborn .They will all perish in plane crash and their familly

        • DON

          The issue here is not about a particular political party.
          If every accused person is gulity , then there’s no need of law court.
          Let’s allow the judiciary to do their work.

      • Holy truth

        What if d man is older than his father? What point are u bringing 4m ur submission? I didn’t just get it. What does d man might be his father’s age got to do with d man who had stolen dis much? Sir, can u expantiate on dat pls?

        • DON

          Do you have any evidence that the man stole any money? Everything the law enforcement agencies are saying for now is still allegations, until proven by court of law.

      • favourtalk

        But he stole nigeria money, you should be concern also

        • DON

          What prove do you have?
          Only the court of law can prove the evidence as facts.

      • Sani

        Having heard of Ringoversea calling app, I decided to give it a try. Hhmmm. It is amazingly cheap to call Nigeria:

  • Chuks

    Evil party of criminals! The same stealing, arrogance and impunity that made PDP lose miserably in the last election will make them go into extinction before the next election. A bunch of disgraceful wolfs called PDP that feasted on our commonwealth have no moral ground to come near Buhari with their stink. Soon they will realise that it pays to have integrity! Olisah ‘con man’ Metuh, Nduka ‘one chance’ Obaigbena, Tony ‘anini’ Anenih, Jim ‘prison’ Nwobodo, Iyorchia ‘gentle looter’ Ayu, Doyin ‘bastard’ Okupe, Bode ‘kirikiri’ George, Peter ‘injunction’ Odili, David ‘left over’ Mark, Ayo ‘psychiatric’ Fayose, Femi ‘dancer’ Fani-Kayode, Asari ‘live toad’ Dokubo, Femi ‘hate monger’ Aribisala, Reuben ‘join them’ Abati, Ike ‘nonentity’ Ekweremadu, Edwin ‘my share’ Clark, etc. did no job for Nigeria but got paid by a possibly drunk president outrageous amounts no civil servant can earn in his career life. They are the worst group of Nigerians to belong to any decent political party.

    • Sadly he is an Ibo man

      Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has described Federal Government’s announced reduction of petrol pump price from N87 to N85 per litre as a continuation of the deceit propagated by All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.

      Fayose and Buhari

      The governor who also challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to relocate to Sambisa in Borno State or Yobe and move around there without heavy military security if indeed he was sure that Boko Haram had been defeated.

      Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “only God’s intervention can save Nigeria from the present economic and security problems as it is glaring that the man running the affairs of the country at the federal level does not have any answer to the problems.”

      He said; “Even the Holy Bible said in James 1:5 that if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God and as it is, Nigerians must assist the President in asking for wisdom and understanding to tackle the country’s economic and security problems before Nigeria is further plunged into more woes with the federal government’s decision to borrow N2.2 Trillion, which translates to N6.066 billion per day to finance the 2016 Budget.” He described the Federal Government’s announced reduction of petrol pump price from N87 to N85 per litre as a continuation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government’s governance by deceit, saying; “Even secondary school students of economics know that you cannot deregulate and regulate at the same time.”

      The governor said; “it is only in a confused and clueless economy that government will plan to spend more when revenue has reduced by more than 50 percent.” Governor Fayose, who maintained that petrol will not sell below N100 per litre in 2016, added that; “Even now that the price is N87 and subsidy is yet to be removed, Nigerians are buying at between N130 and N300 per litre. What will now happen when they remove subsidy and allow market forces to determine the price?…

    • Sani

      Having heard of Ringoversea calling app, I decided to give it a try. Hhmmm. It is amazingly cheap to call Nigeria..

  • No problem. Let’s try those that looted the commonwealth. Let’s follow due process. These probes would remain a farce and rejected if it is selective. We want all ex dictators including Buhari probed. We need to know what happened to the $2.8 billions missing from NNPC account and traced to a Midland Bank private account. Let’s do it right. Let’s save our nation.

    • You are truly a briafran. Guess how I know? Because your comment is silly!

      • PolyGon2013

        You guesses wrong. This guy is saying that the probing is in order and that we have got to start from somewhere. When trees fall on top of each of each other, you pick the one on the top first. And if the one on top pulled the one below in the process, so be it.

      • peaceometer

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    • Lawal

      When a building collapses, you pick the rubbles from the top. Let the corrupt being probed be dealt with as long as they are guilty. You can then search the light on the so called past. The guilty may be afraid by calling for all past be probed, that can be overwhelming.

      • Agreed. We’ll get to all the ex dictators and ex governors.

    • PolyGon2013

      Even if it is selective, all that matters are did they really steal the money? If so, then the prosecution is in order. You cannot probe everyone at the same time. But the obvious one must be attended to. It is up to the public to submit petition, and it must be submitted with evidence!

      • Agreed. The process has begun. Step by step, until we get to all the ex dictators and all the ex governors. This war on corruption must be complet with no looter left standing.

    • Arabakpura

      Bring concrete evidence! Remember that a penny recovered is a penny gained for the nation! I will like you to do me a favour; put all your fingers in your mouth at the same time! If you succeed, send me the selfie and I will join your crusade!

      • No Bull …..

        That guy’s fight is personal against Buhari

        • Ahmad

          U are quite on point. He or his relation may have been a victim of PMBs anti corruption war in its various facets. “By their comments we shall know them”

    • Abate Dokpu

      $2.8 billion in Midland Bank. Since you know the bank where the money is kept, why not bring legal action to recover it? Thank God you live in the U.S.A. Cretin.

      • Ahmad

        Which USA? The clown may be somewhere in Nnewi, Republic of Biafraud.

        • Tunji Olarewaju

          Gbam!

      • Abiboss

        I don’t think he lives in the US because the guy lack exposure. I think he is in good position to help Nigeria find the money. People like to throw stuff out to see if the masses will buy it. Jonathan and his and his administration were not that clueless as people think. They would have used it against Buhari. Dasuki would have looked everywhere for the money to nail Buhari and to re-steal the money like Abacha loots.

  • MI

    shameless greyed hair men…. Custom boss for 8 yrs under IBB, minister of communication at another time, PDP chairman, and still stealing us dry even as ex-chairman. When do you intend to stop stealing from Nigeria or say I have enough. Now you have introduced your son to easy or stolen money rather than inheriting what perhaps is already ‘yours’. You already have all the monies in this world, enough to take care of your generations to come, even if they choose to do nothing. What a shame on you.

  • sammyctu ode

    This man is really a shameless boy. He has been stealing and looting for so many years that he totally forgot the meaning of money. I am sure he is one of boko haram sponsors because i can’t understand a very old man still stealing at a very old age despite the fact he has looted Nigeria so blind he totally lost his brain. These are the kinds of people that should be summarily be executed because they are the real armed robbers in Nigeria. How can he be praying to Allah five times daily for so many years and still stealing on a daily basis. The Northern leaders are the worst enemies of the Northern region and they are very very wicked mindless leaches.

    • Ashibogu

      The man chop €500,000 for SIEMENS Gbege but EFCC could not prosecute him because he collected the money and cleaned his mouth. A former Minister of Communication,me was part of the team that finished NITEL/MTEL. Na wa o! Father and Son in the dock! Haram! Haram! Haram!

  • peaceometer

    Bam properties.

  • favourtalk

    All of them must pay for what they did to nigeria, thier secret has now leaked to the whole nation. They need to explain tones how they stole our money and who are the ones that enjoyed it with them

  • Burning spear

    Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has described Federal Government’s announced reduction of petrol pump price from N87 to N85 per litre as a continuation of the deceit propagated by All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.

    Fayose and Buhari

    The governor who also challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to relocate to Sambisa in Borno State or Yobe and move around there without heavy military security if indeed he was sure that Boko Haram had been defeated.

    Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “only God’s intervention can save Nigeria from the present economic and security problems as it is glaring that the man running the affairs of the country at the federal level does not have any answer to the problems.”

    He said; “Even the Holy Bible said in James 1:5 that if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God and as it is, Nigerians must assist the President in asking for wisdom and understanding to tackle the country’s economic and security problems before Nigeria is further plunged into more woes with the federal government’s decision to borrow N2.2 Trillion, which translates to N6.066 billion per day to finance the 2016 Budget.” He described the Federal Government’s announced reduction of petrol pump price from N87 to N85 per litre as a continuation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government’s governance by deceit, saying; “Even secondary school students of economics know that you cannot deregulate and regulate at the same time.”

    The governor said; “it is only in a confused and clueless economy that government will plan to spend more when revenue has reduced by more than 50 percent.” Governor Fayose, who maintained that petrol will not sell below N100 per litre in 2016, added that; “Even now that the price is N87 and subsidy is yet to be removed, Nigerians are buying at between N130 and N300 per litre. What will now happen when they remove subsidy and allow market forces to determine the price?…

  • Burning spear

    Nigeria is finsihed under Buhari–all these comestic show—called fight against corruption are like the story of the chibok girls—designed to attract sypathy to thieves like Buhari who collected more than 5 vehicles from dasuki—-and more than 300,000 dollars from the same Dasuki–Yet we hear he want to end corruption–how when he has thieves like Prof Yakubu of INEC who stole more than 800m from UBEC—-Fashola and the biggest thief of them all–Amaechi——Last time Jonathan budget for the Minstry of Aviation and tranport was aropund 140b–But now Buhari has upped it to over 200b–If that is not stealing then tell me what that money is meant for–

  • redeem

    Nigeria is finished under the satanic watch of Buhari–all these comestic shows—called fight against corruption are like the story of the chibok girls-which was–designed by the moaning mourners in APC to attract sypathy to thieves like Buhari who collected more than 5 vehicles from dasuki—-and over 300,000 dollars from the same Dasuki–Yet we hear he wants to end corruption–How we are never told. When he has thieves like Prof Yakubu of INEC, who stole more than 800m from UBEC-ati Dambazua—Fashola and the biggest thief of them all–Amaechi——Last time Jonathan budget for the Minstry of Aviation and tranport was aropund 140b–But now Buhari has upped it to over 200b–If that is not stealing then tell me what that money is meant for–AMAECHI to do as he likes with it abi? Animals

    • Paul Young

      Your comment shows the level of your intelligence. Jonathan budgeted 140billion for aviation, can u tell me the significant change u saw in the aviation industry in 2015 apart from building of new terminal at MMIA. Now i am not saying Jonathan didn’t work, he did his best. the truth is that if you want to get than improvement you desire then you have to increase the budget, kind of like playing at d casino, the more you bet the more you win

    • Scatter

      Redeem! Take it easy ooooh b4 you get a massive heart attack or stroke. What would you do when the net finally closes in on your dear Dr Ogogoro Dumbo Dumbo?

  • I did It 4 Love.

    Please can someone tell Controller General of Nigerian Immigration in Abuja to authorise Nigerian embassy in Dublin Ireland to start issuing replacement of lost passport to applicants?
    Controller General of immigration is somebody’s father, uncle, brother and nephew. Please communicate with him about this issue. Thanks.
    Applicants are frustrated. Do it for love.

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      Are you sure the applicants are Nigerians, not those biafools that tore their passports in the name of BiaFOOLERY?

      • I did It 4 Love.

        I have no idea of what you have written.

  • Sani

    Has anyone tried the much talked about Ringoversea calling app. Heard it is very cheap to call Nigeria

  • Dele I

    Nigerians, this is what God says about our politicians in the Living Bible Translation (Psalms Chapter 58 verse 1-5): “Justice? You high and mighty politicians don’t even know the meaning of the word! Fairness? Which of you has any left? Not one! All your dealings are crooked: you give “justice” in exchange for bribes. These men are born sinners, lying from their earliest words! They are poisonous as deadly snakes, cobras that close their ears to the most expert of charmers.”. Are we Nigerians surprised the politicians are predators while we are their victims. Nonetheless, the more they afflict us, the more we the impoverished millions of Nigerians shall prosper. In all these situations, we shall always be more than victorious over the politicians that are plundering us.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Gbese re oooo…they so shared this loot to reach their extended family leaving our military men and women to die on the battle field. This is a shame and may the law catch up on them. CHANGE is here.

  • Filipi

    @mushinspeaks:disqus

    Please, i just want to recommend life jail under my Freedom of Speech
    to hold an opinion and to impart it, as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution.
    Where 80% of Nigerians have no water and this useless man takes $2.1b away
    for himself and his son, the path to justice must pass through the road of life jail.

  • SAM .A

    Public Announcement- Change of Name : PDP will henceforth be known as People’s Demonic Party,,because it has been found that they have more demons in their party than Lucifer has in Hell , their H/Q in Abuja will be designated Citadel of Demons Wadata plaza. They operate under avarice , corruption , pen and armed robbery, looting , pillage, moral decadency , impunity. etc , They have their Chief in Corruption laid down the policy that stealing is not corruption but a WAY OF LIFE.
    Haliru Mohammed and Bello Mohammed are the Chair and deputy chair of this Demons party.