The former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N22 billion fraud.
Mamman, who served as the Minister of Power from 2019 to 2021, was detained at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja following his arrest on Wednesday morning.
According to reports, his arrest is linked to ongoing investigations into corruption in the execution of some power projects.
EFCC sources familiar with the matter said Mamman, who was a minister under the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), from 2019 to 2021, was arrested and detained at the EFCC Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday after he appeared for questioning.
Mamman is accused of conspiring with ministry staff in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects to divert N22 billion and share it among themselves.
The EFCC investigations have reportedly uncovered properties in Nigeria and overseas linked to the suspects, while millions of dollars and naira have been recovered.
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