The suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, has been mandated to report at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Jabi, Abuja on Tuesday, January 9.
Edu was suspended by President Bola Tinubu on Monday over alleged N585m scandal.
The embattled minister was invited by the anti-graft agency in compliance with Tinubu’s order that a comprehensive investigation encompassing her activities in the ministry be carried out, a top source in the anti-graft commission told reporters.
Confirming the development in a telephone interview with our correspondent, Monday a senior EFCC official said, “Betta Edu has been mandated to report to the commission (EFCC) tomorrow.”
The PUNCH reports that Edu’s predecessor, Sadiya Farouq, is still being questioned by EFCC interrogators as of 6.40 pm on Monday, over allegations that she laundered N37.1 billion while serving as a minister in former President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
The PUNCH journalist, Sanusi, has over six years media experience covering metro, entertainment, politics, civil societies, foreign affairs, crime and security.