We Have Recovered N30 billion from Betta Edu Scandal- EFCC Chairman

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that it has so far N30 billion in the ongoing investigation of suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Ms. Betta Edu and the former Chief Executive Officer of the National Social Investment Programme Authority (NSIPA), Ms. Halima Shehu.

The N30 billion recovery is in addition to another set of 50 bank accounts that the agency is currently investigating in relation to the scandal.

In the March 2024 edition of the agency’s e-magazine, the Executive Chairman of the anti graft agency, Ola Olukoyede, made the disclosures.

Olukayode said:

He said: “We have laws and regulations guiding our investigations. Nigerians will also know that they are already on suspension and this is based on the

“investigations we have done, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has proved to Nigerians that he is ready to fight corruption.

“Moreover, with respect to this particular case, we have recovered over N30 billion, which is already in the coffers of the Federal Government. It takes time to conclude investigations; we started this matter less than six weeks ago.

“There are cases that take years to investigate. There are so many angles to it. And we need to follow through with some of the discoveries that we have seen. Nigerians should give us time on this matter; we have professionals on this case and they need to do things right. There are so many leads here and there.

“As it is now, we are investigating over 50 bank accounts that we have traced money into. That is no child’s play. That’s a big deal. Then you ask about my staff strength. And again, we have thousands of other cases that we are working on.

President Bola Tinubu on January 8, suspended Dr. Betta Edu after the scandal was uncovered. 

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