Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday quizzed Mrs. Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs in the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The ex-minister who arrived at the Abuja Zonal Command of the Commission on invitation at 12pm was grilled by investigators of the EFCC up until 8 pm.
Though details of the allegations against the ex-minister were sketchy, a source familiar with the case told Channels Television that it bordered on corrupt enrichment to the tune of N2 billion.
Part of the money was allegedly diverted from the African First Lady Peace Mission Project.
The spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached for confirmation.
Sources disclosed that the former minister is still in custody of the anti-graft agency as at Saturday morning.
The development is coming about a day after the EFCC also questioned the immediate past governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi.
Source: Channels TV