The PUNCH had previously reported an exclusive story stating that Umar-Farouq was expected to appear before EFCC interrogators but did not show up, potentially facing arrest by EFCC operatives.

In response, EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale revealed in an exclusive interview that Umar had sent a legal representative to the commission and had also written a letter requesting more time due to health challenges, explaining her absence. Oyewale stated that despite this, the commission has mandated her to appear without delay as investigations into various transactions are ongoing and no final figures can be determined yet.

According to The PUNCH, Umar-Farouq left interrogators waiting for over eight hours without official communication regarding her absence. She was summoned to appear before investigators at the EFCC Headquarters in Abuja on January 3, 2024, to address alleged fraudulent activities that occurred during her tenure as revealed in a document obtained exclusively by The PUNCH.

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