Nigeria ex-president's campaign chief charged with graft

Haliru Mohammed Bello, pictured on April 19, 2011 with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has been charged with corruptionThe acting head of Nigeria’s main opposition party who led Goodluck Jonathan’s failed presidential re-election bid last year has been charged with corruption, the country’s anti-graft body said Tuesday. Bello Haliru Mohammed and his son Bello Abba Mohammed appeared before the Federal High Court in Abuja both charged with four counts of criminal breach of trust and money-laundering. The pair are being prosecuted for their alleged role in the diversion of funds meant to procure weapons for soldiers fighting Boko Haram Islamists, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said.

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