N33.8bn fraud: EFCC to arraign ex-power minister today

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today arraign a former minister of power, Saleh Mamman, over alleged N33bn money laundering offences.

Saleh will be arraigned before Justice James Omotosho  at the Federal High Court in Abuja, on a 12-count of charges bordering on conspiracy to commit money laundering and possession and use of known proceeds of criminal conduc

He served under former president, Muhammadu Buhari, from 2019 to 2021.

In 2021, the former minster was arrested and detained at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja. In September of the same year, Buhari had fired

Mamman and the then Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in what was called a cabinet restructuring.

Mamman was accused of conspiring with staff of the ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects, to divert about N22 billion.

Properties worth billions of naira in Nigerian and overseas, as well as huge amount of money have reportedly been recovered.

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