Corruption Trial: Ex-PDP Chairman arrives court on wheel chair

Haliru Bello Mohammed arrives court on wheelchair

A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Haliru Bello Mohammed, on Tuesday appeared before the Federal High Court, Abuja, sitting on a wheel chair.

Mr. Bello appeared alongside his son, Abba Bello, following allegations of money laundering levelled them and their company, BAM projects and Properties Ltd, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC had on December 26, 2015 filed a four-count charge of money laundering against the politician and his son for their alleged role in the diversion of funds meant for the procurement of arms in the office of the National Security Adviser.

Abbah Mohammed is alleged to have received N600m from the office of the National Security Adviser in the name of Bam Properties.

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

At the court on Tuesday, Mr. Mohammed and his son pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The former PDP chairman’s counsel prayed the court to grant him bail, so he can attend to his health.

More to come…


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  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Ok. But when will the likes of Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi be charged to court on account of monumentally egregious corruption? Plus: when will Senile, illiterate certificate forger, perjurer, tyrant, despot, totalitarian, autocrat MuhamMADu (alias Customs and Exercise, French Franc and Deutch Mark) Buhari ask the Nigerian Army to release his non-exitent WASC/Cambridge?

    • favourtalk

      If you have any case against them, take it to court or EFCC please and stop ranting here

    • Efemena Edafiok

      Go n trial them yourself. Idiotic moron like you. Why didn’t PDP trial them all these years? Your arguments are baseless n senseless at the same time. A clear indication that you still a bitter child.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        You are a buffoon. Go to he**ll and stay there.

        • Victor Aikhionbare

          Lol

    • Uzoma John

      Wailing wailer. Keep mourning. Grieving is natural and expected. With time you will overcome your grief. Baton don change hand. Era of stealing is not corruption is over. Una go hear nwiiii.

    • tundemash

      maybe when u stop looking under the skirt of your mama, oloshi Omo ole orafidiya.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        So, you look under the skirt of your prostitute mom? O ti di digbo lu ‘gi ti pe o. Oloririburuku alaini laakaye.

        • tundemash

          Omo Ole Orafidiya,
          May the tragedy that befell your household since march 28th be everlast. may u wail forever.

  • Sexo2016

    Editor Premium Times,

    I am sorry bail must must be denied. This PDP Chairman must be detained in jail custody for stealing.
    He was part of the gang of thieves which put all Nigerians on wheel-chair before he got one for himself.
    His own wheel-chair is just another alibi or showboating for alibi since there can’t be any two ways to it.
    Haliru Bello Mohammed must be jailed on hard facts in evidence and let alone to die in prison custody.
    Sympathy for the thieves and felons who violated public trust and destroyed their country, is misplaced.

  • Höly Wähala

    It is not the wheelchair but the man on it that is on trial… Lady Justice afterall is blind.
    Fmr. Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, was carried daily to court in his hospital bed…
    Late Argentine President, Augusto Pinochet, was wrapped in blankets and wheeled to courts across continents…
    And lately, the Nigerian Army have been rolling Shiite Sheikh El-Zakzaky around Zaria hospitals in a wheelbarrow…
    Therefore, hilarious Hilaru Bello with his smug smile on the wheelchair should not be cause to allow a crook pocket our money. Lady Justice listens to charges and delivers justice without deference to persons or tribal marks. This is gimmick!

    • Peter_Edo

      guy nor go burst my bele with lafff

    • persona

      Father and son wear to match, co-joined at the hip of their thieving empire.
      One sit with yansh(waist down), the other use hand hold waist; na so dem hold waist come waste our patrimony.
      As you talk, lady justice na ba biala, we too no follow see their yeye packaging.
      Return our money and thereafter receive your miracle to rise up and walk.

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @wahala-aka Buharimice-now on with his new demonic name-Persona—–given to him at birth, by his boko haramic Fulani father——-from Chad————When would Buhari who stole more than 300,000 and 5 super bullet proof vehicles from Dasuki, appear in court? Or is he covered with the usual Sultan of Sokoto Fulani Presidential immunity from the Fulani Emirate in the North? Already, we have another 5.6b dollars missing in NNPC. Is Buhari as the Minister of Petrelum Resources, ever going to be investigated or we allow him go free the same way we covered our eyes and noses to the theft of over 2.8b dollars–which he quietly denied over 30 years ago? Besides, is there any law in Nigeria which says accused persons should not appear in wheel chairs in Nigerian courts again-is that what the ever moaning mourners in APC now telling us? Did Tinubu not refused to take his stand in the dock while facing charges for operating 16 foreign ban accounts? Aware of the satanic rule of Buhari-who have wickedly ordered the courts never to grant bail to accused persons–with a view to the globe seeing him as able ruler and also as a cover for his insatiable thieving habits-why would humans not show up in court in wheel chairs-? Let my people go–biko—with no strings or ethnic group attached to them—–in d Niger Delta———–for freedom is our goal—-

        • persona

          No let Wahala catch you o.
          Me and him had banters on the involvement of Iran in Nigeria’s issue yesterday and if you didn’t get the memo, go figure.
          Since you are taking notes on missing money under Buhari, how come you cant account for the PDP locust years?
          Bros, I don tell you, the Oily part is making you yarn okpata. attend to your matter urgently. I cant help you.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Ibo manu aka Buharimice-now on with his real demonic name——given to him at birth, by his boko haramic Fulani father——-for once————When would Buhari who stole more than 300,000 and 5 super bullet proof vehicles from Dasuki, appear in court? Or is he covered with the usual Sultan of Sokoto Fulani Presidential immunity from the Fulani Emirate in the North? Already, we have another 5.6b dollars missing in NNPC. Is Buhari as the Minister of Petrelum Resources, ever going to be investigated or we allow him go free the same way we covered our eyes and noses to the theft of over 2.8b dollars–which he quietly denied over 30 years ago? Besides, is there any law in Nigeria which says accused persons should not appear in wheel chairs in Nigerian courts again-is that what the ever moaning mourners in APC now telling us? Did Tinubu not refused to take his stand in the dock while facing charges for operating 16 foreign ban accounts? Aware of the satanic rule of Buhari-who have wickedly ordered the courts never to grant bail to accused persons–with a view to the globe seeing him as able ruler and also as a cover for his insatiable thieving habits-why would humans not show up in court in wheel chairs-? Let my people go–biko—with no strings or ethnic group attached to them—–in d Niger Delta———–for freedom is our goal————————Animals

    • Gidi

      Bravo! I couldn’t have said better.

  • favourtalk

    We are happy, all those that stole our yam must surely return them. We are in a situation where none of our money will be lost again and those that stole them will be put behind bars. We quickly need them to realize that Nigeria need to work as Nigerians and PMB wants it. Kudos to Nigeria president and EFCC

    • Chidinma

      Budget Figures Strange To Us – Garba Shehu

      Lol! The presidency is getting ready to deny the facts and figures of the 2016 budgetary plans.

      Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu has urged the media to exercise patience with the National Assembly to get details of the 2016 Budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.

      Shehu reportedly said “When the National Assembly returns from recess, the lawmakers will be given the full estimates of the budget, including what is voted for each department, ministries and agencies. What is voted for the State House will also be included.

      “Some of these figures being quoted are strange to us.”

      There have been news reports quoting the breakdown of the budget presented to the National Assembly on December 29.

      Highlights of the budget include Recurrent expenditure slashed to 70%, a deficit of N1.8 trillion to be financed by domestic and foreign borrowings.

      Last week, it was also reported that the Presidency intents to spent about N4.1 billion naira on Cars and Tyres and thatN1.4 billion has been allocated to presidential travels.

      ‪#‎FireOnBuhari‬
      ‪#‎TyrantBuhari‬

  • Adoki Achine

    These people must think this is a circus. See how they take us for a ride. They steal so brazenly without any mercy for hapless Nigerians who were dying in their tens of thousands. Then when they are asked to give account they start posing with crutches, wheelchairs or pose with shaved heads forming chemotherapy. Some even start spreading stories claiming they are dead. And of course they always get away with it. My country is a big joke.

    • Burning Spear

      When would Buhari who stole more than 300,000 and 5 super bullet proof vehicles also appear in court or is he covered with presidential immunity? Already, we have another 5.6b dollars missing in NNPC. Is Buhari as the Minister of Petrelum Resources ever going to be investigated or we allow him go free the same way we covered our eyes to the theft of over 2.8b dollars–which he quietly denied?

      • Olu

        Nobody, except beneficiaries of looting Jonathan regime, takes you serious.

      • Victor Aikhionbare

        Lol

  • THE SOURCE

    2016 Budget Has Not Been Withdrawn: We Are Making Corrections – Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has announced that the speculations on a purported withdrawal of the 2016 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly for certain “alterations” is not true.

    The minister whose words is as always been seen as propaganda and lies by the public described the news as a “big lie”. There were speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the National Assembly requesting to withdraw the budget proposal. He had on December 22 presented a budget estimate of N6.08 trillion to a joint session of the National Assembly.

    Alhaji Lai Mohammed emphasized that the error packed budget was not withdrawn, saying: “It is a big lie. There is nothing like that. We don’t know where they are getting that story”.

    In the same vein, Senate Leader Mohammed Ali Ndume also told Daily Trust last night that the budget proposal was not withdrawn.
    He said it was impossible to withdraw the budget, adding that it could only be adjusted, if need be, during its defence at the National Assembly.
    “It is not a document that you can just write and say you are withdrawing it. The budget proposal that has been laid at a joint session of the National Assembly cannot just be withdrawn like that. Budget proposal is not a document that is sacrosanct.
    You can adjust it and this is why it is before us. During the budget defence, it can be adjusted if need be”, he said.

    Ndume disclosed that the budget defence would start as soon as the lawmakers resume from their Christmas and New Year break on January 12.
    “It is then that they can add or do whatever they want on it but it cannot be withdrawn like that”, he said.

    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, in his defense said that the Budget was not ready before it was presented to the senate. He claimed that some of the figure in the document are strange to the President. He also said that majority of the allocation did not sum or add properly and argue Nigerians to be patient with President Buhari on the 2016 Budget.

  • Khaled Maiwada Abdulsalam

    BUHARI VERSUS MOHAMMED BELLO:

    WHY WE MUST DOUBLE OUR SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT BUHARI IN HIS
    FIGHT AGAINST THESE OLD THIEVING VAMPIRES SO THAT HE CAN TO HELP US EMANCIPATE OURSELVES FROM THEIR
    DEADLY INHUMAN GRIP. WE MUST PUT EVEN OUR LIVES ON THE LINE IN THIS FIGHT AGAINST these sociopaths, kleptomaniac,
    Godless and heartless people who have everything working for them since Nigeria
    got its independence in 1960. They have occupied all available top government
    vacancies through which they enriched only themselves and immediate family
    members leaving out the nation in dire strait-jacket of poverty and
    underdevelopment. The left their states, towns, villages, neighbours and even
    non close blood relatives poorer than they are supposed to be.

    But the big question
    begging answer is that what will the bloody money they stole that is supposed
    to be used in saving their fellow countrymen in North East do to them upon all
    the billions of dollars they already stole and possess? What will the money to
    assist millions of Boko Haram victims, made up innocent and traumatised men
    ,women, children the aged, the displaced and the infirm add to their already
    over- filled safes, landed Lagos, Port Harcourt Abuja and overseas properties
    and bank accounts in both Nigeria and foreign countries? They even lack empathy
    for their so called fellow Muslim compatriots who are daily being killed and
    maimed in the N/East and N/West and N/central and Abuja talk less of Christians
    and followers of other religions: This man pretending in wheel chair had in the
    60s worked as a lecturer in the faculty of veterinary medicine, ABU Zaria, was
    later appointed a commissioner in North Western state, while he was also then
    pretending to be a comrade and he was appointed the GM Sokoto River Basin Development
    Authority in the late seventies and 80s, he later served as Comptroller-General
    of Customs, then Minister of Defense, Chairman PDP etc. All he alone and in the
    name Arewa and Islam.

    Yet as a Muslim and
    without the prick of his conscience or fear of Allah and his prophet, he
    callously par took in the theft of Boko Haram’s money. My question to
    Northerners and especially the Hausa
    Fulani Muslims is this: Are these the only people qualified enough represent
    over 120 million of you to hold big offices from Northern Nigeria? What about
    millions of you there? Why do you accept to be treated as non persons and as
    slaves only good in being used by thieving politicians and self serving
    charlatan religious leaders? The Northern masses must shine their eyes from
    this Buhari government. The Northern Masses must rise up through a very serious
    revolution to emancipate themselves from these set of heartless men and say
    CAPITAL NO!!! to their continued enslavement and exploitation. SO I ADMONISH
    ALL TO GIVE P.M.BUHARI all the support he needs to take us to the promised land.
    Your supercilious enemies that PMB wants to rescue you from are superfluously
    rich, wealthy, well connected and very powerful and wicked. Buhari must not
    fail else we are all going to be in serious trouble because when they come
    after us, God forbid, they will come with vengeful fury to seek out our pound
    of the flesh to demand the extraction of both simple and compound interest. A
    THIEF IS ATHIEF AND WILL DO EVRYTHING POSSIBLE,INCLUDING MASS MURDER TO PROTECT
    HIS OBNOXIOUS TRADE AND GAINS. A word is enough for the wise.

  • IZON REDEEMER

    Ibo manu aka Buharimice neee Wahala now on with his real demonic name——given to him at birth, by his boko haramic Fulani father——-for once————When would Buhari who stole more than 300,000 and 5 super bullet proof vehicles from Dasuki, appear in court? Or is he covered with the usual Sultan of Sokoto Fulani Presidential immunity from the Fulani Emirate in the North? Already, we have another 5.6b dollars missing in NNPC under the Luciferic rule of Buhari. Is Buhari as the Minister of Petrelum Resources, ever going to be investigated or we allow him go free the same way we covered our eyes and noses to the theft of over 2.8b dollars–which he Buhari quietly denied over 30 years ago? Buhari is just joking with all these childish rubbish–called anti corruption crusade—–Our annual revenue generating capacity has gone down under him by 560b via REMITA. Jonathan is no longer in power! Yet firms in Nigeria in spite of his fake corruption war, are packing off like sardines. Besides, is there any law in Nigeria which says accused persons should not appear in wheel chairs in Nigerian courts again? Is that what the ever (moaning mourners in APC) are now telling us? Did Tinubu not refuse to take his stand in the dock while facing charges for operating 16 foreign bank accounts? Aware of the satanic rule of Buhari-who have wickedly ordered the courts never to grant bail to accused persons–with a view to presenting himself foolishly to the globe as an able Adolf Hitler like ruler to Obama! Aware all these Buhari shakara are also cover for his insatiable thieving habits-why would humans not show up in court in wheel chairs-? What Nigerians need is liberation from the economic woes of 9ja-Not play d blame game–as if Nigeria is now the National theatre for daily (basket mouth shows) by the Apes in APC-Pls-Let my people go–biko!—with no strings or ethnic group attached to them—–in d Niger Delta———–for freedom is our goal———-Not the rule of the Fulanis and Yoruba traitors—in APC—-again———-Animals

  • Rommel

    For the PDP,after stealing public funds, then they hide under health challenges to attempt to run away from justice,it is becoming ridiculous and I hope they understand what they are doing,coming to court in a wheel chair hoping for sympathy from the very people whose funds were stolen,well should we pray that he becomes wheelchair bound.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    PDP members nationwide,are all bunch of looters,thieves and embezzlers of our national wealth.PDP members failed to distinguish between anigerian public funds and assets and their personal incomes serving in public positions.Passion of PDP from grass-root level to the presidency is mainly to enrich,scam and loot as much as they could to self-enrich themselves from the public treasuries.PDP is the bastion of looters,thieves and scammers of our national funds and assets..

  • Malik Isah

    These jesters, there is no end to their clowning sha!

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    When would Buhari who stole more than 300,000 and 5 super bullet proof vehicles from Dasuki, appear in court? Or is he covered with the usual Sultan of Sokoto Fulani Presidential immunity from the Fulani Emirate in the North? Already, we have another 5.6b dollars missing in NNPC under the Luciferic rule of Buhari. Is Buhari as the Minister of Petrelum Resources, ever going to be investigated or we allow him go free the same way we covered our eyes and noses to the theft of over 2.8b dollars–which he Buhari quietly denied over 30 years ago? Buhari is just joking with all these childish rubbish–called anti corruption crusade—–Our annual revenue generating capacity has gone down under him by 560b via REMITA. Jonathan is no longer in power! Yet firms in Nigeria in spite of his fake corruption war, are packing off like sardines. Besides, is there any law in Nigeria which says accused persons should not appear in wheel chairs in Nigerian courts again? Is that what the ever (moaning mourners in APC) are now telling us? Did Tinubu not refuse to take his stand in the dock while facing charges for operating 16 foreign bank accounts? Aware of the satanic rule of Buhari-who have wickedly ordered the courts never to grant bail to accused persons–with a view to presenting himself foolishly to the globe as an able Adolf Hitler like ruler to Obama! Aware all these Buhari shakara are also cover for his insatiable thieving habits-why would humans not show up in court in wheel chairs-? What Nigerians need is liberation from the economic woes of 9ja-Not play d blame game–as if Nigeria is now the National theatre for daily (basket mouth shows) by the Apes in APC-Pls-Let my people go–biko!—with no strings or ethnic group attached to them—–in d Niger Delta———–for freedom is our goal———-Not the rule of the Fulanis and Yoruba traitors—in APC—-again———-Animals

  • Nif

    Every Nigerian is INNOCENT until found guilty by court of competent jurisdiction, this is the bitter truth.

    • Quirkycox2016

      @disqus_KZTGYf0nqG:disqus

      “Does it surprise anybody that the very outspoken General Obasanjo up
      till now has not made a single comment about Sambo Dasuki’s allegation
      that General Obasanjo was among former leaders that benefited lavishly from
      the arms purchase largess? In fact, OBJ has gone mute ever since Dasuki
      threatened to name those he gave money including ex- presidents.
      Yeye country!”

      ………..Ifeanyi Izeze

      (Sahara Reporters, 5th January 2016)

    • Oh!

      How is what you said the bitter truth? “Bitter truth” is a truth people don’t want to hear. “Innocent until proven guilty” is not a bitter truth. It is simply the common notion on the ground. Everybody and their second cousin know this as fact.

  • Reason-ability

    May God bless PMB and may God bless the Northerners as well. Of the persons who have been docked under the Dasukigate issue, majority are from the North and yet the noise of witch hunting has not been heard from them. Bafarawa is even quoted as saying he supports the corruption purge even if he is paying lip service to it or seeking a soft landing. I just find it very curious that there are people on this earth who would justify the rape of Nigeria that occurred in the last administration. Ah ah, what did we do to deserve the evil?

  • ’70

    Ha ha ha… There’s nothing we won’t see. Take a closer look at the wheelchair… It looks borrowed!

  • wally

    Look at how a whole chairman is possing shamelessly on a wheel chair! Very clownish and funny. It’s obvious that everything was faked. It is more honourable to defend your case with a good lawyer than to be seeking public sympathy in that manner. W

  • Truthometer

    Suddenly, Haliru Bello Mohammed is now on a wheelchair after participating in the greatest heist that almost brought Nigeria to its kneel. Haliru is a good talent for drama. Nollywood and Kannywood should take note.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      Thank you.

    • No Bull …..

      I applaud the ‘sick’ man for his creativity when he realized that ‘medical trip’ overseas is not an option.

  • MushinSpeaks

    What will we not see in this season of CHANGE? Olisa Metuh and FFK can like to appear in a stretcher or O2 mask

  • sunday

    In what part of Nigeria are there people reputed to be involved in cannibalism?