EFCC arrests former Power Minister Mohammed Wakil

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil in his residence in Abuja at the weekend.

He will be arraigned in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over some payments involving Power Holding Company Limited (PHCN).

The anti-corruption agency had in June 2019 arraigned Wakil and four others at the Federal High Court, Maiduguri, Borno State.

That case was for alleged collection of $115million from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, ahead of the 2015 presidential election.

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Born on February 6, 1965, in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, the law graduate from the University of Maiduguri, was Minister during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

He was a member of the National Assembly and Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (North East).

Wakil was the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives during the Fourth Republic.

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