Haliru, ex-PDP chairman appears in court in a wheelchair


Dr Mohammed Haliru, the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, who is facing trial over alleged diversion of funds meant for arms procurement, was on Tuesday brought to the court in a wheelchair.


It would be recall that Haliru was first arraigned at a Federal High Court Abuja was on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.

His trial was, however, stalled due to ill-health.

Haliru, who was a former Chairman of the PDP and former Minister of Defense, alongside his son, Abbah Mohammed, was alleged to have aided in the diversion of funds slated for arms procurement by the Office of the National Security Adviser.

The charge sheet, a four-count charge, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was scheduled for aforementioned on the day he appeared in court in December.

Abbah Mohammed is being accused of receiving N600 million from the former National Securithy Adviser, Alhaji Sambo Dasuki’s office on behalf of BAM Projects & Properties Limited, an Abuja-based realty company.

He was arrested by the EFCC on Nov. 30, 2015, along with Bashir Yuguda, who is the former Minister of State for Finance; Sagir Bafarawa, son of the former Gov. Attahiru Bafarawa of Sokoto State; and Shuaibu Salisu, the Director of Finance in the office of the former NSA.

The Federal High Court in FCT had directed Nigerian banks to freeze the accounts of some suspects involved in the arms procurement scandal that have been traced to Dasuki.

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