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Why EFCC arrested former House of Reps Speaker, Patricia Etteh

Patricia Etteh, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged fraud relating to a Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract.

Mrs Etteh was arrested in Abuja on Tuesday and is being interrogated for allegedly receiving a suspicious N130 million payment from a contractor the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) awarded a solar-powered electrification project in Akwa Ibom State.

According to investigations, N130 million was transferred to Mrs Etteh who is neither a director nor a shareholder of the company on record.

The EFCC is also suspicious that the contractor did not execute the contract after payment was received.

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Nairametrics had reported that the EFCC arrested Nigeria’s Accountant General of the Federation. Mr Ahmed Idris over alleged N80 billion fraud.

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