Former Minister of Defense, Haliru Bello Mohammed on Tuesday appeared before the Federal High Court, Abuja, sitting on a wheel chair.
Mr. Bello appeared alongside his son, Abba Bello, following allegations of money laundering levelled them and their company, BAM projects and Properties Ltd, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC had on December 26, 2015 filed a four-count charge of money laundering against the former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and his son for their alleged role in the diversion of funds meant for the procurement of arms in the office of the National Security Adviser.
Abbah Mohammed is alleged to have received N600m from the office of the National Security Adviser in the name of Bam Properties when Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) held sway.
The EFCC has also charged several other individuals in connection with the arms money, disbursed from the NSA office.
At the court on Tuesday, Mr. Mohammed and his son pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The former PDP chairman’s counsel prayed the court to grant him bail on medical grounds.