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Patricia Etteh: EFCC Arrests Ex-Speaker Over Alleged Contract Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, over allegation of fraud involving a Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract.

Etteh was arrested on Tuesday by the anti-graft agency in Abuja for questioning.

Etteh was elected Speaker in 2007 but resigned only after a few months amid allegations of financial misappropriation.

She is the only woman in the country’s history to have been elected Speaker.

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On Monday, the had also arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris over an N80 billion fraud.

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