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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

EFCC Grills Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, today reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to answer questions of the multiple assets in Nigeria and abroad ascribed to him.

The DSP, who arrived the anti-graft agency’s office early in the day, was immediately taken in to meet with his interrogators, who confronted him on the many choice properties in Nigeria, United States of America and United Arab Emirates, which they claimed were acquired with proceeds of crime while the politician is in public office.

In particular, the detectives confronted Ekweremadu on how he acquired the assets, when and how they were paid for and by who and whether he declared them before the Code of Conduct Bureau as stipulated for all public officers of his standing, Vanguard reports.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed to Vanguard that Ekweremadu was being interrogated by its operatives as the time of filing the story around 6pm.

“Wilson said, “It is true that the Deputy Senate President honoured our invitation today and our people are currently talking with him but I will not say anything more than that for now.

It was not clear as at the time of filing the story if the operatives would admit Ekweremadu on administrative bail since he is not covered by immunity to avoid being detained.

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