N17b cash: EFCC detains social investment scheme coordinator, Halima

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested and detained the suspended National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the National Social Investment Programme Agency, NSIPA, Halima Shehu.

SKYBLAST TV reports that the arrest came a few hours after President Bola Tinubu approved her suspension over the suspicious movement of N17 billion from NSIPA account to some other accounts within one week.

The embattled CEO was accused of approving payment of billions of naira by the agency without presidential approval.

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It was gathered that operatives of the EFCC, who were drafted to the National Coordinator’s private office and home, got her arrested at about 8 pm on Tuesday.

According to The Nation, after searching her home and office, Halima was taken into custody at about 9 pm for interrogation.

It was also gathered that the EFCC was closing in on a director of the agency, who was allegedly complicit in the huge payments into the suspicious accounts.

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