Alleged N37 billion fraud: Ex-minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk grilled by EFCC today

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On Wednesday (today), agents from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are anticipating interviewing former minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk on allegations of a N37.1 billion scam.

This comes after Halima Shehu, head of the National Social Investment Programme Agency, was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday on charges of committing a N37.1 billion fraud in collusion with Sadiya Umar-Farouk, a former minister.

The suspension of Halima Shehu was accepted by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday, according to HEALTHYSPOT101

According to an anonymous EFCC source who provided details about the arrest, Halima Shehu was arrested for the alleged 37.1 billion naira fraud while serving as the National Coordinator of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme under the Ministry, which was then overseen by Sadiya Umar-Farouq.

James Okwete, a contractor, was summoned by the EFCC eight days ago, according to HEALTHYSPOT101, on charges of fraud that allegedly occurred when the minister was in office.

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