A former minister and four other chieftains of the people democratic party have been arraigned by the EFCC before the federal high court in Maiduguri North East Nigeria for money laundering.
According to the anti- graft agency Alhaji Mohammed Wakil, Garba Abatcha Umar, Ibrahim Shehu Birma, Dr Abubakar Ali Kullima and Engineer Mohammed Baba Kachalla agreed among themselves to do an illegal act and conspiracy to commit money laundering thereby committing an off’ence contrary to and punishable under the money laundering act 2011.
The offence include transaction that was never made through any financial institution and cash payment of between N112 million to N90 million to each of the four from the former minister.
At Monday’s sitting the presiding judge adjourned the case to Tuesday for hearing of bail application after the accused pleaded not guilty.
All the defendants were in court and the judge ordered that they be remanded in EFCC custody