Former minister, Sadiya arrives EFCC headquarters

Sadiya Umar-Farouk, the former minister of social development, disaster management, and humanitarian affairs, has arrived at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) headquarters over alleged fraud.


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The ex-minister would be interrogated regarding an ongoing investigation into the N37,170,855,753.44 that was purportedly laundered during her time in office through a contractor named James Okwete.

It was confirmed that Umar-Farouk finally honoured the EFCC’s invitation at about 10 am on Monday, January 8.

She also revealed at about 10:20 am, on her X page that she was present at the EFCC headquarters.

She wrote: “I have, at my behest, arrived at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to honour the invitation by the anti-graft agency to offer clarifications in respect of some issues that the commission is investigating,” Umar-Farouq tweeted on Monday morning.

The Nation reported that, citing health issues, the former Minister had earlier officially written to the EFCC seeking an extension of the deadline to meet with EFCC interrogators over an ongoing probe into the N37,170,855,753.44 allegedly laundered during her tenure in office, through a contractor, Okwete.

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