EFCC detains popular former Minister over N2bn fraud


Mrs. , the former of Women Affairs and Social Development, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on charges of money laundering.


According to insider sources, our correspondent has learned that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) questioned Tallen at their zonal headquarters in Wuse, Abuja.


According to a reliable source, the allegations against the involve corrupt enrichment amounting to N2bn, although specific details remain unclear.



immediate past Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Pauline Tallen
The former minister was summoned to the Abuja Zonal Command, not the headquarters, and arrived at noon. However, she remains under investigation by the commission’s investigators as of 8:30 pm.


An investigation is currently underway into allegations of misappropriation of funds and corrupt enrichment amounting to N2bn. It has been reported that a portion of the funds in question were diverted from the African First Lady Peace Mission Project.



Efforts to reach Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson for the commission, were unsuccessful at the time of publication.



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