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EFCC Goes After Three Buhari’s ex-Ministers As Emefiele’s Probe Intensifies

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned three ministers in the outgone Muhammadu Buhari administration for questioning, according to a reliable source close to the anti-graft agency, according to News Express report.

According to the newspaper, a source, last night, Monday, June 12, 2023, identified the former ministers as those of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN; Aviation, Hadi Sirika; and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.

“The three ministers are expected to report at the EFCC Head Office in Abuja anytime from tomorrow, June 13, to answer questions in connections with allegations contained in petitions against them,” the usually reliable source disclosed.

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Since the life of the Buhari administration expired on May 29, two of the prominent players have become guests of the EFCC. First was erstwhile Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, followed by former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

BIGPEN NIGERIA (www.bigpenngr.com) had reported that there have been uncertainty, fear and worries across sectors of government following DSS arrest of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

Emefiele is being quizzed sequel to directives by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu via the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Willie Bassey in a statement on Friday, that he should be investigated.

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“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, CFR, from office with immediate effect. This is a sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy,” the statement said.

(This story excluding headline contains information from News Express)

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