The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday opened its case of alleged N1.1bn fraud against Shamsudeen Bala-Mohammed, a son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed.
The commission called one of its detectives involved in the investigation of the case, Mr. Ishaya Dauda, as its first prosecution witness on Thursday.
The witness, led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Ben Ikani, detailed how the defendant allegedly paid a cumulative sum of N1.1bn to buy different properties in different parts of Abuja.
He said Shamsudeen acquired the various houses in the names of different companies.
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