Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arrested a former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman.

Many may still remember that in 2020, the then minister considered connecting the Republic of Chad to the national grid, even at a time Nigeria was faced with epileptic power supply all over the country.

Competent sources disclosed that the former minister is being detained at the headquarters of the Commission following his arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

The arrest is said to be in connection with the Commission’s ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the execution of some power projects.

Mr. Mamman is alleged to have conspired with staff of the Ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects and diverted N22billion, which they shared amongst themselves.

The investigations have also uncovered properties in Nigeria and overseas linked to the suspects, while millions of naira and United States Dollars have been recovered.

This is a developing story we intend to stay with.


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