Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a former Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman, over an alleged N22bn fraud. The former minister was arrested on 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. Specifically, Mr Mamman is alleged to have conspired with staff of the Ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects and diverted N22billion, which they shared amongst themselves.
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The investigations have also uncovered properties in Nigeria and overseas linked to the suspects, while millions of naira and United States Dollars have been recovered.
Taraba-born Mamman, who was appointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2019 was dismissed exactly two years ago in 2021.