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Former Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouk arrives EFCC’s office for questioning



Former Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouk arrives EFCC's office for questioning

Former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk has arrived at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for questioning over allegations of financial misappropriation during her tenure as minister.


The former minister was expected to appear before the anti-graft agency’s interrogators last Wednesday but was unable to citing health challenges as failure for her appearance.



The EFCC invited Sadiya Umar-Farouk over an ongoing probe into an alleged laundering of over thirty- seven billion naira through a contractor, James Okwete who has long been arrested by the agency which claims revelations made by Okwete have indicted the former Minister and Directors-generals who served under her.


Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programme Agency who served under Umar-Farouk was suspended by President Bola Tinubu to allow investigations into financial fraud levelled against her and had been a guest at the EFCC headquarters as part of further investigations.

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