A message has been circulating on social media, claiming that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered various assets from the suspended Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Betta Edu, since she became a minister.
The message lists several properties and bank accounts allegedly owned by Edu, and attributes the source to the EFCC. The message also states that the EFCC is checking for more assets, including jewellery.
The Explainer Fact Checker verified the claim as a matter of public interest and accountability.
This platform visited the official website and social media platforms of the EFCC, but found no such claim or report. The EFCC has not issued any official statement regarding the alleged recovery of assets from Edu.
The Explainer Fact Checker also conducted a keyword search on Google to see if any credible media platform published the news, but none was found. This would have been a headline on various media platform because many Nigerians are expecting the outcome of the EFCC investigation on the suspended humanitarian minister.
Further investigation led the Explainer Fact Checker to an online platform, The Discoverer Nigeria, where the claim was originally reported. The online platform claimed to have gotten a report from a source within the EFCC. However, the platform did not provide any evidence or verification for the claim, nor documents to back up the claim, nor did it name the source or quote them directly.
Verdict: The claim is false. There is no evidence that the EFCC has recovered any assets from Edu, or that she owns the assets listed in the message.
The claim that the EFCC has recovered assets from the suspended Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Betta Edu, is false. There is no evidence to support the claim. The claim is based on an unverified and anonymous source, and has not been reported by any credible media outlet.