EX-MINISTER OF POWER, SALE MAMMAN IN EFCC CUSTODY OVER N22BN FRAUD

Buhari’s Ex- Minister of Power, Sale Mamman has arrested by the The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over Alleged N22bn Fraud.

The former Minister of Power who was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, is currently being quizzed by the crack detectives of the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in Abuja.

It was gathered through reliable sources that Mamman would be detained till the operatives of the commission obtain “necessary information” from the former minister.

The arrest is said to be connected with ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the execution of some power projects and it was gathered that Mamman is alleged to have conspired with staff of the Ministry in charge of the accounts of particularly the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects and diverted N22billion, which was shared amongst the conspirators.

It was further revealed that the investigations have also uncovered properties in Nigeria and overseas linked to the suspects, while millions of naira and United States Dollars have equally been recovered.

?????Sale Mamman served as Minister of Power from August 2019 to September 2021 under the   President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He was replaced by Engr, Abubakar D. Aliyu, FNSE.

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