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  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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EFCC releases Betta Edu, to report daily

Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, has been released on bail.

This follows an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into an alleged N585 million cash transfer scandal that took place under her ministry.

Read also: The Betta Edu saga reveals deep systemic issues in government

The suspended minister, who was at the office of the EFCC on Tuesday, has been mandated to report to the anti-graft agency’s office daily.

President Bola Tinubu had on Monday morning suspended the minister pending the conclusion of the investigation into the alleged crime she committed.

Betta Edu is accused of transferring a sum of N585 million meant for humanitarian activities into a private account.

Meanwhile, the former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs who served under former President Muhammadu Buhari, Sadiya Umar-Farouq was released on bail late Monday night after being detained for several hours at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Read also: Betta Edu honours EFCC invitation for questioning

Sadiya Umar-Farouq was also directed to report every day to the EFCC’s office for sessions with interrogators on alleged financial misappropriations levelled against her, during her tenure as Minister.

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