15 years after she was removed as speaker for fraud, Patricia Etteh arrested by EFCC for contract scam

Fifteen years after she removed as speaker of the House of Representative, Patricia Etteh has resurfaced again with another allegedly contract scam.

Etteh who made history as the first and only.female Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria was later removed from office due to corruption.

She was removed in October 2007 after she was accused of contract fraud and since then there has been no woman attained to that position.

Recall that she represented the Ayedaade/Isokan/Irewole Constituency of Osun State from 1999 to 2011.

And now, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested former speaker for her involvement in another fraudulent activity.

According to the news, Etteh is presently being grilled by EFCC’s special duties unit for allegedly been involved in a solar power electrification scam in Akwa Ibom State.

Etteh was said to have received N130 million through her personal account from Phil Jin Project Limited, a firm to which the NDDC awarded a N240 million contract in 2011.

The development is coming about 24 hours after the EFCC arrested the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, over an alleged N80 billion fraud.

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