Presiding judge, Justice Abubakar Talba gave the order to remand Mohammed in the Kuje Prison on Wednesday, May 10.
Presiding judge, Justice Abubakar Talba gave the order to remand Mohammed at the Kuje Prison on Wednesday, May 10.
Mohammed was arraigned on six counts of fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He is alleged to have laundered the sum of N550 million, while in office as minister.
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Justice Talba adjourned the case till May 12 for ruling on the application for bail
Bala's son, Shamsudeen is also facing corruption charges after the EFCC accused him of laundering N1.2 billion.
The younger Bala is facing a 15-count charge alongside four companies – Bird Trust Agro Allied Limited, Intertrans Global Logistic Ltd, Diakin Telecommunications Ltd and Bal-Vac Mining Nigeria Ltd.