Nigeria – Former minister Saleh Mamman breaks down in court over N33 billion money laundering allegations
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Nigeria – Former minister Saleh Mamman breaks down in court over N33 billion money laundering allegations

Nigeria – Former minister Saleh Mamman breaks down in court over N33 billion money laundering allegations
Former Energy Minister Saleh Mamman breaks down in court ahead of his trial for alleged money laundering of N33 billion. He faces charges related to diversifying funds during President Buhari’s term. Mamman’s health problems have delayed the proceedings despite objections, and a judge has temporarily adjourned his arraignment.

Former Energy Minister Saleh Mamman today faced a dramatic turn of events at a Federal High Court in Abuja when he collapsed just before the commencement of his trial for alleged money laundering of 33 billion naira.

Mamman, who served from 2019 to 2021 under President Buhari, is accused of diverting funds from projects such as Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro Electric Power. His collapse has delayed the proceedings, prompting his lawyer to file a motion for an adjournment, citing health concerns.

Despite objections to the trial’s schedule, Mamman insisted he was fit to proceed. The judge briefly adjourned the hearing to address issues related to the charges.