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FCT Ministry bosses in court over land scam

Fola Akintomide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will later today arraign two senior officials of the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory over a land scam.

Muhammed Yau Gital, former Chief of Staff to the Federal Capital Territory Minister; Bala Mohammed, and Sani Abba, Deputy Director of Mass Housing at the Federal Capital Development Authority, will docked before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi for offences bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretence and abuse of office.

Gital and Abba allegedly conspired and defrauded one Chief Duru Mike Ejiogu, Managing Director of Visioni and Strauss Nigeria Limited, to the tune of N60 million on the pretext that the said sum would be used to facilitate the change of Land Use in respect of Plot No: 523, Cadastral Zone BOO Kukwaba District, from Passive Recreation to Residential, according to EFCC.

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