Mohammed is being prosecuted by the Commission on a six-count charge bordering on alleged false declaration
An indictment witness, Mr Ishaya Dauda on Monday conceded in a FCT High Court in Gudu, that the asserted property in Asokoro did not hold up under Bala Mohammed’s name. Dauda, a Senior Detective Superintendent with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said this amid round of questioning by the resistance advise, Chief Chris Uche (SAN).
Mohammed is being arraigned by the Commission on a six-tally charge verging on asserted bogus presentation of benefit and unite. The witness had additionally neglected to convey to court, the composed request of which he stated, prompted the arraignment and indictment of the previous clergyman. In the last dismissed date of Dec.4, 2017, a similar witness had given confirmation that Bala Mohammed was given the property as satisfaction by Aso Savings and Loans Ltd.
The EFCC had asserted that the previous pastor, upon the demand of Aso Savings, had migrated Abuja Urban Mass Transit from their plot at Mpape zone along Kubwa express. Dauda had additionally affirmed that Aso Savings and Loans Ltd had remained as underwriter to Abuja Urban Mass Transit when they acquired an advance of N1.8 billion from the previous Oceanic bank for the procurement of new transports. A letter of thankfulness from the Managing Director of Aso Savings and Loans, Mr Hassan Usman was delivered in court as one of the things recuperated by the Commission amid examinations.
The letter was dated Feb.24, 2011. Dauda had likewise conceded that the Managing Director of Aso Savings had put forth a few expressions to the EFCC and could recognize one of them when appeared by the resistance. A sentence from the announcement was perused in court: “I, however state in great soul under promise that the pastor never asked for Aso for a house. He has never requested anything.” The barrier built up that one of the charges against the previous clergyman was that he did exclude a property at 54 Mike Akhigbe road, Jabi, while filling his benefit presentation frame.
The EFCC witness, be that as it may, conceded that over the span of examinations, he saw the title archives of the house and it didn’t contain the name of the respondent. He likewise conceded that the charged undeveloped plot of land at 17c Ibrahim Anguwar Sarki Street, Kaduna was given to the previous FCT serve by Kaduna state government.
Dauda conceded that another property which the Commission said supposedly had a place with the respondent in Kaduna, conveyed the name of Pastor Allen Agbor in its title record. Boss Chris Uche told the court that Bala Mohammed had just told the Commission in his announcement that the property did not have a place with him.
On the charge that the respondent utilized his office as clergyman to designate 15 houses to his partners, the guard told the court that there was a board of trustees set up by the administration. He said this Committee was a unique team with a Chairman by name Aliyu Jungudu, which the witness conceded was saddled with the duty of the offer of government houses. He additionally conceded that he didn’t perceive any installment of cash by any of these allottees into the litigant’s record. Equity Abubakar Talba deferred continuation of trial until April 16.