‘No Money Was Recovered From My Accounts’— Betta Edu Counters EFCC Claims Of N30b Recovery

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, clarified that the N30 billion recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not belong to her.

President Bola Tinubu suspended Edu on January 8 due to allegations of N585.2 million in fraud. Tinubu also instructed the EFCC to thoroughly investigate all financial transactions related to her ministry.

The EFCC revealed that they have recovered N30 billion and are currently investigating over 50 accounts.

In its bulletin titled “EFCC Alert,” the anti-graft commission said: “Moreover, with respect to this particular case, we have recovered over N30 billion, which is already in the coffers of the Federal Government.”

On Wednesday, a letter from Edu’s lawyer, Chikaosolu Ojukwu, stated that they were not aware of the recovered money.

The letter reads: “Neither N30bn nor any amount whatsoever has been traced to or recovered from our client’s bank accounts, nor has any proceeds of crime been traced or recovered from her.

“First and foremost, the language used in describing our client’s purported involvement in the alleged corruption case suggests guilt without allowing for the presumption of innocence, which is fundamental in any fair and unbiased reporting.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.