Halima Shehu, the National Coordinator and CEO of the National Social Investment Programme Agency, recently arrested for alleged involvement in a ₦44 billion money laundering case, has been granted bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She was released on Wednesday night but must report to the EFCC Headquarters daily during ongoing investigations.

Her arrest came after President Bola Tinubu suspended her, amidst allegations of transferring ₦44 billion from NSIPA accounts to private and corporate accounts linked to proxies. EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale confirmed her release, stating she continues to be interrogated and is required to meet with investigators daily. Tracing these complex transactions involves multiple interventions by the Ministry and its agencies.

Previously, Shehu held roles as the National Coordinator of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme under former President Muhammadu Buhari. Additionally, she served in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development between 2017 and 2022.

@Punch Newspaper

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