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EFCC To Arraign Ex-Power Minister Saleh Mamman On Alleged N33bn Fraud

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The Federal High Court granted the former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, bail of ₦10 billion with two sureties in like sum. 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today, July 11, arraign the former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, before Justice J.K. Omotosho on alleged N33 billion fraud and money laundering offences.

Mamman served as Minister of Power from August 2019 to September 2021. Former President Muhammadu Buhari swore him in on August 21 2019, after being nominated and confirmed by the Senate.

The former minister is set to face 12 charges ranging from conspiracy to commit money laundering to the possession and use of known proceeds of criminal conduct.

It will be recalled that on May 10, 2021, Mamman was arrested and detained at the Anti-graft headquarters in Abuja, after which Buhari sacked him on September 1, 2021, after a “cabinet restructuring.”

Mamman was also accused of conspiring with ministry staff in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects to divert about N22 billion, leading to investigations.

According to Daily Post, the charge documents signed by the prosecution counsel, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, and others read that counts 1-2 border on conspiracy to commit money laundering, counts 3-4 border on money laundering by cash payment above the lawful limit, count five borders on purchase of landed property with cash payment; while counts 6–12 border on possession and use of known proceeds of criminal conduct.

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