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Breaking: EFCC Arrests Former House Of Reps Speaker

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Patricia Etteh, the erstwhile Speaker of Nigeria’s House of the Representatives, has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mrs Etteh, who was Speaker between June 6, 2007, and 30 October 30, 2007, was arrested in Abuja on Tuesday by operatives of the Special Duty Unit of the anti-graft agency, those familiar with the matter said.

The former lawmaker is currently being interrogated for allegedly receiving a suspicious N130 million payment from a contractor the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) awarded a solar-powered electrification project in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s South-South.

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