Barely 17 days to the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, a former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has been arrested over an alleged N22 billion fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which arrested Mamman on Wednesday, said he is still being held the EFCC headquarters, Abuja for questioning.
Persecondnews recalls that Mamman, who hails from Taraba, was appointed into Buhari’s second term cabinet in 2019, taking over from Mr Babatunde Fashola but was relieved of his job on Sept. 1, 2021.
The anti-graft agency had launched an investigation into what sources called large scale corruption in the execution of some power projects in the ministry.
The ex-minister was said to have conspired with a staff of the ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects to divert and share N22 billion, Persecondnews gathered
”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,” it was learnt.