The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned the son of the former minister of the federal capital territory, Shamsuddeen Bala Mohammed on a 15 count criminal amended charge at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Mr Mohammed was re-arraigned alongside four companies – Bird Trust Agro Allied Limited, Intertrans Global Logistic Limited, Diakin Telecommunications Limited and Bal-Vac Mining Nigeria Limited, on a charge bordering on money laundering and falsification of assets amounting to NGN1.1bn.
At the proceedings which was billed for commencement of trial, the prosecution counsel, Ben Ikani informed the court of an amended charge dated May 25 which was filed and served against the defendants.
After taking a plea of not guilty, the defense counsel, Chris Uche urged the court to sustain the bail earlier granted to the defendant.
Prosecution counsel, Ben Ikani who did not oppose the application of the defendant explained that the charge had to be amended because of some hitches.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba sustained the bail earlier granted by the court to the defendant.
The case was adjourned till June 26 for trial.