Bello Halilu Mohammed, a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is unable to walk due to paralysis.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that this was revealed on Tuesday by his lawyer, Duncan David Oluohu, at the resumption of hearing in the alleged N300m fraud case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against him, his late son, Bello Abba Mohammed, and a firm, Bam Projects and Property Ltd. (EFCC).
Remember that the anti-graft agency arraigned the trio in 2016 for allegedly receiving N300 million from the former Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), led by Col. Sambo Dasuki, for the PDP’s 2015 campaigns.
On Tuesday, Akeem Bakare, who announced the second defendant’s (Bam Projects and Property Ltd) appearance, informed the court that the first defendant had died.
According to Bakare, Abba’s death, which occurred on January 6, has caused the deceased’s father’s health to deteriorate.
He stated that the prosecution has received a copy of the death certificate.
Oluohu, for his part, stated that the third defendant (the deceased’s father) suffered a stroke as a result of what occurred.
He is currently paralysed and can’t walk. That is why he is not in court today.
The prosecution lawyer, Oluwaleke Atolagbe, confirmed the deceased’s father’s health condition.
The lawyer expressed condolences to the deceased’s family and lawyers and asked the court to strike Abba’s name from the charge and adjourn the trial in relation to the remaining defendants to a later date.
Following the application, the case was adjourned until March 28 by Justice Ahmed Mohammed.
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