Immediate past Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged N22 billion fraud.
Competent sources disclosed that the former minister is being detained at the headquarters of the Commission following his arrest in the early hours of Wednesday.
Sale Mamman who appointed Minister of Power in 2019 was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2021.
Media reports say his arrest is in connection with the Commission’s ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the execution of some power projects.
It was gathered that Mamman is alleged to have conspired with staff of the Ministry in charge of the accounts of the Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power projects and diverted N22billion, which they shared amongst themselves.
According to sources close to the investigations, some properties alleged to have been acquired with the proceeds have been uncovered in Nigeria and overseas linked to the suspects, while millions of Naira and United States Dollars have been recovered.