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EFCC detains Ex-Minister of power over N22bn fraud allegations

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the former Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, over allegations of N22 billion fraud. Mamman served as the Minister of Power from August 2019 to September 2021 before he was removed from office by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Following an earlier invitation, Mamman was detained on Wednesday morning after visiting the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja. EFCC sources disclosed that during his stint as minister, Mamman allegedly conspired with officials of the Ministry of Power to divert N22 billion and share it among themselves.

The sources added that investigations have led to the tracing and identification of properties in Nigeria and overseas, as well as the recovery of millions of Naira and USD. The suspects linked to the case will soon be charged in court.

The EFCC’s action is part of the agency’s commitment to tackling corruption in Nigeria. The EFCC has been actively pursuing cases of financial fraud and embezzlement in Nigeria, and this latest development underscores the agency’s resolve to bring corrupt officials to justice.

This move by the EFCC is in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to rooting out corruption from the country. President Buhari has made the fight against corruption a key part of his administration’s agenda, and the EFCC has been a key player in this regard.

Mamman’s detention is a clear indication that the EFCC will not relent in its efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria. It sends a strong message to corrupt officials that they will be held accountable for their actions. The EFCC will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that those who engage in corrupt practices are brought to justice

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