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EFCC Invites Suspended Minister, Betta Edu. By Dally Iyamu

EFCC Invites suspended Minister, Betta Edu

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Barely less than an hour after the suspension of the minister for Humanitarian affairs Dr. Beta Edu was announced by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu through the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited her to its headquarters located in Jabi area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

An operative of the EFCC, who confirmed the development to the media, said the anti-graft agency had earlier recommended the immediate suspension of the Minister in order to pave way for the ongoing investigation that had been ordered by the President.

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The source noted that the commission had swung into action immediately the President ordered a thorough investigation into the alleged payment of N585.189 million grant meant for vulnerable groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun and Lagos states into a private account.

“Our investigation into the alleged payment won’t be thorough if we didn’t recommend the Minister’s suspension. Her suspension will give us liberty to do our job thoroughly as directed by the President.

“An official invitation by the commission has already been sent to her. We expect her to honour the invitation to give proper insight into the issue at hand. So, we expect her to arrive here anytime soon,” the EFCC official said

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