Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Former Minister Of Science And Technology, Dr. Bulama, Four Others Arraigned For Money Laundering

Yesterday, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, arraigned Dr. Abdu Bulama, Hon. Mohammed Kadai, Abba Gana Tata, Muhammad Mamu and Hassan Ibn Jaks before Justice Hammada Isa Dashen of the Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe State, on a-7 count charge for the offence of criminal conspiracy to commit Money Laundering to the tune of over N229, 000, 000.00 (Two Hundred and Twenty Nine Million Naira) only.

Dr. Bulama was a former Minister of Science and Technology during the regime of the previous government and the Coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organization, while Hon. Mohammed Kadai was a former Commissioner for Integrated and Rural Development in Yobe State and the Deputy Coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organization, Yobe State.

Their prosecution followed a petition to the Commission through intelligence report that the defendants agreed among themselves to make and receive cash payment above threshold outside financial institution.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the counts. Counsel to the prosecution, Al’Qasim Ja’afar, thereafter, urged the court to fix a date for the commencement of their trial.

Justice Hammada Isa Dashen adjourned the matter to the 3rd July, 2018 for hearing of bail application and ordered the defendants to be remanded in the EFCC custody.

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