EFCC Arrests Buhari's Ex-Minister over Alleged 22bn Fraud

EFCC Arrests Buhari's Ex-Minister over Alleged 22bn Fraud

  • A former minister who served under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has landed in the EFCC net
  • Sale Mamman was arrested on Wednesday, May 10, and is being interrogated at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja
  • The former minister was nabbed by the anti-graft agency in connection with an alleged N22 billion fraud

An emerging report by The Cable has it that Sale Mamman, former minister of power, has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with an alleged N22 billion fraud.

Mamman, who was a minister under President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 to 2021, was arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday, May 10, and is being detained at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja.

EFCC, President Muhammadu Buhari, Sale Mamman, N22 billion fraud
Sale Mamman lands EFCC net over alleged involvement in N22 billion fraud. Photo credit: @thecableindex
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Why Mamman was arrested and detained, details emerge

The arrest is connected to investigations into alleged corruption in the execution of some power projects.

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Mamman is accused of conspiring with staffs of the ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects to divert N22 billion and share among themselves.

The investigations uncovered properties in Nigeria and overseas allegedly linked to the suspects, while millions of naira and dollars have reportedly been recovered.

Alleged N2.2bn fraud: Court grants Fayose permission for medical trip

In another development, former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has been granted permission to seek medical treatment outside the shores of Nigeria.

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, May 8, granted leave to Fayose, who is facing money laundering charges, to travel for medical treatment.

Justice C.J. Aneke granted the leave following an application to that effect by Fayose’s lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), who was represented at the Monday proceedings by Mr Ahmed T.

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EFCC, ICPC call for dismissal of Keyamo's suit seeking Atiku's probe

In another report, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) have called for the dismissal of Festus Keyamo's suit at the Federal High Court Abuja seeking the probe of ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The two anti-graft agencies said the suit of the senior lawyer lacked competence and should be immediately dismissed.

Keyamo's suit concerns the viral audio where Atiku allegedly explained how some organisations were set up to divert public funds.

Source: Legit.ng

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