Betta Edu: N30bn Recovered, 50 Bank Accounts Under Investigation — EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has so far recovered N30billion for the Federal Government while it has also placed 50 bank accounts under investigation in the ongoing probe of the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, including the erstwhile chief executive officer of the now suspended National Social Investment Programme Authority (NSIPA), Halima Shehu.

Both Edu and Shehu were suspended about three months ago by President Bola Tinubu over alleged financial malfeasance. The President also suspended Social Investment Programme and, thereafter, asked the EFCC to take over the case and probe both embattled officials including anyone involved.

Three months after, executive chairman of EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, who made the revelations, said the anti-graft agency was making progress on the investigation, emphasising the magnitude of the case and the need for Nigerians to exercise patience.

Olukoyede spoke in the March edition of the commission’s monthly e-magazine, EFCCAlert, on Monday.

“We have laws and regulations guiding our investigations. Nigerians will also know that they are already on suspension and this is based on the investigations we have done, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has proved to Nigerians that he is ready to fight corruption.

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