EFCC Invites Betta Edu Over Alleged Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, to its Abuja headquarters over an alleged N585 million fraud.

According to BGT News, Edu was invited to the anti-graft agency’s headquarters’ after President Bola  Ahmed Tinubu issued an executive order for her suspension and an inquiry. An EFCC agent stated in a Daily Trust interview that she had already received an official invitation from the commission to address some matters concerning her ministry.
He added that the President had ordered an ongoing inquiry, and that the EFCC had already recommended the minister’s urgent suspension.

According to the source, the commission acted quickly after the President ordered thorough inquiry into the alleged payment of N585.189 million in grants intended for vulnerable groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun, and Lagos states into private account. “If we didn’t recommend the Minister’s suspension, our investigation into the alleged payment wouldn’t be thorough,” the person claimed. Her suspension will allow us to fully carry out the President’s instructions and execute our jobs.

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