EFCC arrests former House of Reps speaker, Etteh, over alleged contract fraud

EFCC arrests former House of Reps speaker, Etteh, over alleged contract fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested former speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh.

Etteh, who is presently being grilled by EFCC’s special duties unit was alleged to be involved in a solar power electrification scam in Akwa Ibom State.

Recall that EFCC also arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, over alleged diversion and laundering of N80 billion.

Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and in Abuja.

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Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.

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EFCC arrests former House of Reps speaker, Etteh, over alleged contract fraud