A former Minister of Finance in Nigeria, Mrs Nenadi Usman and a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Dr Clement Illoh, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of financial crimes.
Sources at the EFCC said the former Finance Minister, was taken into custody on Thursday for questioning.
She was taken into custody for allegedly receiving 2.5 billion Naira of the four billion Naira taken out of the Central Bank of Nigeria, on the orders of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
It was also gathered that 140 million Naira was allegedly paid into the Zenith Bank account of Mrs Usman, who was also the Director of Finance of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation in January.
Mr Iloh was also arrested for allegedly obtaining a questionable 316 million Naira from public account.