Alleged N1.1Bn Fraud: Trial of Bala’s Son, Shamsudeen Resumes Feb. 28

Trial of Bala’s Son

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 adjourned the trial of Shamsudeen Bala, son of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, till February 28, 2022 when his expected to open his defence.

Bala was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, along with four companies – Bird Trust Agro Allied Limited, Intertrans Global Logistic Ltd, Diakin Telecommunications Ltd and Bal-Vac Mining Nigeria Ltd – on a 20-count charge bordering on money laundering.

The defendant allegedly acquired houses in highbrow areas of Abuja and paid cash to conceal the illicit origin of the funds. The assets include five plots of land at Asokoro Gardens; House FS 2 B, Green Acre Estate Apo-Dutse, Abuja; House FS 1A, Green Acre Estate, Apo-Dutse; FS 1B, Green Acre Estate, Apo-Dutse, Abuja and House 2A, No. 7, Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja.

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