The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, on bail. This move comes after hours of intense questioning regarding her approval for transferring around N585 million from the ministry’s funds into a private account.
President Bola Tinubu suspended Mrs. Edu on Monday, instructing the EFCC to investigate the approval and related scandalous revelations. The public expressed outrage over the issue, leading to swift action.
Mrs. Edu, who has a master’s degree in Architecture, faced inquiries about the financial transaction during her tenure. She was summoned to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, where she cooperated with the investigation and was subsequently released on bail.
EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, confirmed her release but refrained from providing specific details about the bail conditions. He mentioned that the investigation would continue, emphasizing the ongoing commitment to uncovering the truth.
While the EFCC did not disclose the terms of the bail, the move signifies a step forward in the inquiry. President Tinubu, in response to the public’s concern, is dedicated to upholding integrity, transparency, and accountability in managing the nation’s resources.
It is anticipated that further revelations may emerge as the investigation progresses, shedding light on the intricate financial architecture of social investment programs in Nigeria. The EFCC continues to play a crucial role in maintaining the highest standards of governance and preventing fraudulent activities within government bodies.