Another Deziani? EFCC recovers N30 billion from suspended minister Betta Edu



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made notable strides in its investigation into an alleged money laundering case involving the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu, and the ministry.


According to the EFCC, it has successfully recovered N30 billion in connection with the case and is currently closely examining 50 bank accounts.

A bulletin named “EFCC Alert” revealed this information, detailing the significant arrests, prosecutions, and recoveries the commission carried out in the previous month.


EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede signed a bulletin confirming the deposit of the recovered N30 billion into the Federal Government’s coffers. Olukoyede stressed the importance of following the laws and regulations that govern EFCC investigations. He mentioned that the probe currently suspends the suspects, including Betta Edu.


He praised President Bola Tinubu’s dedication to fighting corruption and assured the public of the agency’s professionalism in handling the case.


The EFCC chairman emphasised the intricacy of the investigation, noting that it requires a significant amount of time to reach a conclusion in such cases.


He stressed the importance of patience, highlighting the need for a meticulous approach to uncovering different leads and conducting a thorough investigation.


The EFCC’s announcement highlights its continuous commitment to combat financial crimes and maintain transparency in public office.

As the investigation progresses, we anticipate additional progress, revealing more information about the alleged money laundering activities and any potential consequences that may arise.

By Nnaemeka Odenigbo

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