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EFCC releases former Speaker Patricia Etteh

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs Patricia Etteh has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after being arrested over an allegation of fraud.

Etteh who was elected Speaker in 2007 but resigned only after a few months amid allegations of financial misappropriation, was arrested and detained by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday May 17 “on suspicious and shady financial involvement with Phil Jin Projects Limited”.

Spokesperson of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, announced her release in a statement on Saturday May 21.

Etteh was released on Friday May 20, three days after her arrest “upon fulfilling bail conditions offered her by investigators working on her case”.

The statement added that “she is to report periodically to assist further investigations,”

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