Sadiya Umar Farouk Appears Before EFCC

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News Investigators/ Embattled former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Monday appeared before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, in respond to the invitation by the Commission.

Mrs Umar Farouk had early declined the invitation by the anti-graft agency to offer clarification on an alleged N37.17 billion theft during her tenure.

The EFCC had requested the former Minister to report at their Abuja office on January 3, 2024, to state what she knows about the alleged theft of N37,170,855,753.44 under her watch. But she failed to turn up claiming ill-health as reason.

The said amount was reportedly laundered under her watch through a contractor, one James Okwete.

The minister, who served under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari, took to social media to announce her arrival at the EFCC office in Abuja this morning.

She wrote: “I have, at my behest, arrived at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to honour the invitation by the anti-graft agency to offer clarifications in respect of some issues that the commission is investigating.”

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