The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, to its headquarters in Abuja for questioning regarding suspected fraud.
A reliable source within the EFCC informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday about Edu’s summons, scheduled for Tuesday (today) at the commission’s office.
The invitation came after President Bola Tinubu suspended Edu from her position due to a contentious payment of N585.189 million to a private bank account.
President Tinubu’s immediate suspension order was swiftly followed by the EFCC’s invitation to the suspended minister, which occurred less than 30 minutes after her suspension announcement.
The EFCC had previously suggested suspending the minister to facilitate a comprehensive investigation, as directed by the President, into the ministry’s activities.
This suspension allows the commission the necessary freedom to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter.
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