BREAKING: EFCC detains Buhari’s minister over N2bn fraud

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Women Affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen

A day after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission grilled former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, it has detained the immediate former Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen.

Sources say she is currently in the custody of the anti-graft commission.

There are fears that although Buhari might not be corrupt many of those who worked with him were far from being clean.

The fear may have been compounded by the fact that Buhari was not known to be a close supervisor as he hardly monitored his appointees.

Sources privy to the development confirmed to our correspondent that Tallen was quizzed by operatives of the EFCC at its Zonal Headquarters, in Wuse, Abuja.

Though details of the allegations against the ex-minister were sketchy, a source familiar with the case told The PUNCH that it bordered on corrupt enrichment to the tune of N2billion
“The ex-minister arrived at our Abuja Zonal Command (not the headquarters), on invitation, at  about 12 pm, but she’s still being grilled by investigators of the commission as at 8:30 pm.
“She’s being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds and corrupt enrichment to the tune of N2billion, and part of the money was allegedly diverted from the African First Lady Peace Mission Project.”
Spokesperson for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached as of press time.
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