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EFCC arrests former Power Minister Mohammed Wakil

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, WITHIN NIGERIA learnt.

Wakil who served as Minister of State for Power under the former administration of President Goodluck Jonathan will be arraigned in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over some payments involving Power Holding Company Limited (PHCN).

Recall that the anti-corruption agency had in June 2019 arraigned Wakil and four others at the Federal High Court, Maiduguri, Borno State over alleged collection of $115million from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, ahead of the 2015 presidential election.

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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