Ex-Power Minister, Sale Mamman arrested by EFCC over alleged N22bn fraud
Former minister of power, Sale Mamman, has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with an alleged N22 billion fraud.
According to the Cable, Mamman, who was a minister under President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 to 2021, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday and is being detained at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja.
The ex-Minister has been accused of conspiring with staff of the ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects to divert N22 billion and share among themselves.
The investigations revealed that some properties in Nigeria and overseas are linked to the suspects, while millions of naira and dollars have reportedly been recovered. Mamman was disengaged on September 1, 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari in what was called a cabinet restructuring.