Patricia Etteh was the first and only woman elected speaker of the House of Representatives (Rep) in 2007, however, she resigned after just a few months owing to suspicions of financial embezzlement.
Patricia Etteh, the former Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to sources, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives received N130 million in her personal account.
The contract was awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Etteh was elected in 2007 but resigned after only a few months due to suspicions of financial embezzlement.
On Monday, the EFCC detained Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), in connection with an N80 billion scam.
The anti-graft agency’s special duties department is questioning the former speaker about her alleged involvement in an N240 million solar power electrification scheme in Akwa Ibom State.