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EFCC arrests former minister of power, Mohammed Wakil 

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The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday arrested a former Minister of State for Power under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Mohammed Wakil in his residence in Abuja.

The anti-graft agency said Mohammed Walik will be arraigned in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over some payments involving Power Holding Company Limited (PHCN).

Wakil was the Minister of State for Power in Nigeria during Jonathan’s administration.

He was also a member of the National Assembly, vice chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (North East), and lawyer.

The EFCC had in 2018 arraigned Wakil, and four others at the Federal High Court, Maiduguri, Borno State for a different case of an alleged collection of $115 million from a former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

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