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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday grilled deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, for several hours over allegations of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.

The Senate president who reportedly arrived at the EFCC office at about 9:45am was said to have been released at about 7pm.

Confirming this, an EFCC source who did not want his name in print said Ekweremadu’s interrogation was in line with his invitation for questioning over alleged money laundering.

He said, “The commission had invited the Senate president in a letter dated July 24 and signed by Mohammed Abba, the director of operations. Some of the cases against him include conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.”

The source further stated that Ekweremadu personally agreed to report to the office of the commission yesterday after he was invited for questioning last week Tuesday when the EFCC laid siege to his residence at Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja.

The deputy Senate president is being accused of allegations of owning multiple properties abroad, some allegedly purchased using shell firms and political associates fronting for him.

He is also accused of sharp practices, including claims that he forged Senate standing rules, which led to the controversial election of principal officers in June 2015.



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