EFCC Arraigns Former Minister, Tanimu Turaki, Aide, For Alleged N714.6m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, for alleged fraud.

Turaki, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is alleged to have diverted N714, 670, 014.87 (Seven hundred and fourteen million six hundred and seventy thousand and fourteen naira). 

The EFCC on Monday said, “He was arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a 16-count charge. 

“Also arraigned with him were his special assistant, Sampson Okpetu, and two companies: Samtee Essentials Limited and Pasco Investment Limited.

“Turaki, SAN, was the Minister for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs from 2013 to 2015. He also served as the Minister of Labour from 2014 to 2015.”


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