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Arms Scam: EFCC To Prosecute Ex-PDP National Chairman, Son Over Money Laundering

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

Nigeria anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to prosecute a former National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Mohammed as well as his son, Abbah on a four count criminal charge of alleged money laundering, diversion of public funds and others.

While the former Defence Minister is being investigated and to be prosecuted for allegedly collecting the sum of N600 Million, for a properties firm, his son is also alleged to have received N300 Million from the office of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col (rtd) Dasuki Sambo.

The sums were allegedly drawn from the $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase to fight dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern zone of Nigeria.

The anti-graft body is expected to approach court with the charges against the PDP Chieftain and his son immediately after the Christmas holiday which ends Monday.

Haliru will make the second on the list of the former ruling party big wigs that will face prosecution with family member, over alleged criminal corrupt charges. The immediate past Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido and his son, Sagir and four others are currently facing similar trial, on another 19 count criminal charges, also on arms purchase scandal.

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