EFCC Detains Social Investment Scheme Coordinator, Halima Shehu Over Alleged N17b Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and detained Halima Shehu, the suspended National Coordinator and CEO of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).
The arrest followed her suspension by President Bola Tinubu over the suspicious movement of N17 billion from NSIPA accounts to other accounts within a week.
Halima is accused of approving payments without presidential approval.
EFCC operatives, after searching her home and office, took her into custody around 9 pm for interrogation.
The EFCC is reportedly closing in on a director of the agency allegedly involved in the large payments.