BREAKING: EFCC Grills Muhammadu Buhari’s Former Minister

BREAKING: EFCC Grills Muhammadu Buhari’s Former Minister

  • The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun its quest to interrogate public officeholders in the previous administration
  • Pauline Tallen, a former minister of women's affairs in the immediate past administration, has been grilled by the anti-graft agency
  • Reports indicate that she was invited for questioning for the alleged misappropriation and diversion of N2 billion

FCT, Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has grilled Pauline Tallen, former minister of women's affairs, over alleged corrupt enrichment.

As reported by TheCabe, Tallen arrived at the Abuja zonal command on Thursday, June 1, for questioning over the alleged misappropriation of N2 billion.

EFCC, Pauline Tallen, Buhari
Pauline Tallen was appointed in 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari after turning down an ambassadorial nomination in 2015. Photo Credit: Dame Pauline Tallen Ofr
Source: Twitter

It was gathered that the funds were meant for the African First Lady Peace Mission Project (AFLPM).

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According to Sahara reporters, the initiative was led by the former First Lady, Maryam Abacha, and aimed to foster peace and harmony in Africa.

How EFCC invited Tallen for questioning - Sources reveal

A source who spoke to The Punch said:

“The ex-minister arrived at our Abuja Zonal Command (not the headquarters), on invitation, at about 12 pm, but she’s still being grilled by investigators of the commission as of 8:30 pm.
“She’s being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds and corrupt enrichment to the tune of N2billion, and part of the money was allegedly diverted from the African First Lady Peace Mission Project.”

Meanwhile, all efforts to reach Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, proved abortive.

However, before the government transition, the EFCC had declared that it would go after outgoing public office holders who had been on their radar before the end of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

How EFCC Chairman Demanded $2m Bribe From Me, Matawalle Reveals

Meanwhile, drama has begun to unfold in the ongoing feud between Governor Bello Matawalle and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Governor Matawalle, in an interview with BBC Hausa, revealed that EFCC boss Abdulrasheed Bawa demanded a $2m bribe from him.

The governor, who has been in war words with Bawa, revealed that he haWordss evidence to prove his claim.


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