EFCC goes after ex-government officials, Grills Min. Tallen, Kayode Fayemi
The Nigerian Anti-corruption organization has invited and interrogated Pauline Tallen, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs.
According to reports from TheCable, Pauline was interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, the capital of the country.
Pauline, 64, is being accused of embezzling 2 billion naira (£3,477,040) from the African First Lady Peace Mission Project (AFLPM).
Mayam Abacha, the wife of former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha, established the initiative to foster peace and harmony in Africa.
The Anti-graft agency declared its intention to pursue outgoing governors and other public officials following the inauguration of Nigeria’s new President, Bola Tinubu.
EFCC invited a former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, May 25th, to investigate the alleged misappropriation of N4 billion (£6,954,080) during his time in office.
But the governor claimed his allegation was engineered by what he termed “a frivolous petition from a faceless group, the so-called Ekiti Patriotic Coalition”, adding that he would “cooperate fully.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.