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N17 billion: EFCC arrests Halima, coordinator of the social investment project

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Halima Shehu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) and National Coordinator (NC) on suspension, has been taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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According to the Janescope, the arrest happened just hours after President Bola Tinubu authorized her suspension due to the alleged one-week transfer of N17 billion from her NSIPA account to several other accounts.

The CEO, who is currently under fire, was charged of authorizing the agency to pay billions of naira without the president’s consent.

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It was reported that the National Coordinator was arrested on Tuesday night at around eight o’clock by EFCC agents who had been called to her home and private office.

The Nation claims that at around nine o’clock at night, Halima was placed under arrest for questioning following a search of her house and workplace.

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Additionally, rumors circulated that the EFCC was pursuing an agency director who was reportedly involved in the large payments made into the dubious accounts.

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