Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu picked up by EFCC

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According to a report by Premium Times, Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, is at the EFCC office. He was said to have arrived at the anti-graft agency’s office in Abuja between 9 – 10:00 a.m.

“He is currently at the interrogation room. We have some questions for him bordering on corruption. But we do not know yet when he would be released, we will know this by 5:00 p.m” a source said.

Ekweremadu, the most-senior member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in public office, was invited for questioning last week Tuesday. The invitation became public hours after EFCC operatives laid a siege to the top lawmaker’s home at Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja.

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Ekweremadu has faced multiple allegations of sharp practices in recent years, including claims that he forged Senate standing rules which led to the controversial election of principal officers in June 2015.  He has also been accused of owning multiple properties abroad, some allegedly purchased using shell firms and political associates fronting for him.

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