Ex- speaker of house of representatives, Patricia Etteh arrested by EFCC for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday in Abuja arrested the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh over fraud allegations.

Etteh who is the only woman in the country’s history to have been elected Speaker, was arrested over allegation of fraud involving a Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract.

She presently in the anti-graft agency’s custody for questioning.

Etteh was elected Speaker in 2007 but resigned only after a few months amid allegations of financial misappropriation