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EFCC arrests ex-minister of power, Mamma over alleged N22 bln fraud

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, over alleged N22 billion fraud.

According to competent sources, the former minister was arrested early Wednesday and was subsequently detained at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency.

The arrest is said to be in connection with the Commission’s ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the execution of some power projects.

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Specifically, Mamman is alleged to have conspired with the staff of the Ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydroelectric Power projects and diverted N22 billion, which they shared amongst themselves.

The investigations have also uncovered properties in Nigeria and overseas linked to the suspects, and millions of naira and United States dollars have been recovered.

Taraba-born Mamman, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2019, was dismissed exactly two years later in 2021.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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