Just as news of the arrest of former presidential spokesman Reuben Abati’s arrest filtered into the newsroom, came indications that former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Bala Mohammed, has also been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Details of Mohammed’s arrest were not clear as at the time of filing this report, but sources confirmed that he was in detention at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja.
The spokesman of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached for comments late Minday as his phone was switched off.
Mohammed, a former senator from Bauchi State, was the FCT Minister under President Goodluck Jonathan between 2010 and 2015.
The list of arrested former government officials who served under the Goodluck Jonathan administration is getting longer by the day as Mohammed and Abati now join former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and former presidential campaign spokesman, Femi Fani-Kayode who were arrested at different times last week.