Alleged money laundering: EFCC to arraign ex-power minister, Mamman

A former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman will be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Mamman, who was a minister under former President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 to 2021, was sacked by Buhari alongside the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in September 2021.

Mamman was arrested by EFCC operatives in May 2023.

He would be arraigned before Justice James Omotoso on 12 counts bordering on money laundering offences to the tune of N33bn.

The former power minister was accused of conspiring with other officials of his ministry and some private companies to indirectly convert N33.8bn of funds released for the Mambilla and Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant Projects by the Federal Government.

The EFCC said the offence was contrary to Sections 18(a), 15(2)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended), and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.