The immediate former Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, over allegations of money laundering, according to The PUNCH.
According to the publication, sources privy to the development confirmed that Tallen was quizzed by operatives of the EFCC at its Zonal Headquarters, in Wuse, Abuja.
Though details of the allegations against the ex-minister were sketchy, it was gathered that it bordered on corrupt enrichment to the tune of N2billion.
“The ex-mnister arrived at our Abuja Zonal Command (not the headquarters), on invitation, at about 12 pm, but she’s still being grilled by investigators of the commission as at 8:30 pm.
“She’s being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds and corrupt enrichment to the tune of N2billion, and part of the money was allegedly diverted from the African First Lady Peace Mission Project.”