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  • Updated: June 03, 2023

N2 Billion Probe: I Was Not Invited By EFCC — Former Women Minister

The former Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has cleared the air over reports of her being invited for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Opening up on her recent meeting with the commission, Tallen via a statement early on Saturday said that she made the trip of her own accord.

She added that she was neither summoned nor detained.

According to her, she visited the anti-graft agency to “address the extremely false claims” that had lately been made against her.

Pauline Tallen

She, however, did not specify the reason for her visit.

“Owing to the respect for my former principal, former President Muhammadu Buhari, and his good office, I did not previously address the open allegation; however, it has now become necessary to do so.

“Firstly, the decent and appropriate action, should this have been a genuine inquiry, would be to write to the Ministry for Women Affairs to inquire about any funds sent to the Ministry.

“To immediately jump to the open without any proper formal correspondence is highly unprofessional, portrays a lack of respect for the Ministry of Women Affairs, and is injurious to my person and character.

“Furthermore, I will like to state that there was no formal invitation from the anti-graft agency, neither was I arrested,” she stated.

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