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EFCC RECOVERS N75M FROM FORMER MINISTER’S WIFE

An operative of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Bello Hamma-Adama, on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court in Abuja that a sum of N75 million was recovered from Halima Tanimu Turaki, wife of a former Minister for Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs.

Hamma-Adama, the prosecution witness made the disclosure before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Wednesday.
The anti-graft agency had alleged that the defendants used the companies to launder funds to the tune of about N845 million stolen from the two ministries where the former minister held sway in the last Administration.
The EFCC had arraigned the former Minister alongside his former Special Assistant, Sampson Okpetu and two firms; Samtee Essentials Ltd and Pasco Investment Ltd, on 16 counts of money laundering.
Justice Ekwo adjourned the matter until Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 for trial continuation.

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