10th February, 2011
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the former works minister,Â Dr. Lawan Hassan.
Spokesman of the commission, Mr Femi Babafemi, confirmed to P.M.NEWS at about 7:20pm today that Hassan is in their custody.
He did not disclose further details.
Sources said Hassan was arrested this morning in connection with an alleged $334 million (about N56 billion) fraud.
It was further gathered that operatives of the commission are still in search of his cronies involved in the alleged fraud.