Ike Ekwremadu, Deputy Senate President, is currently with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

SaharaReporters understands that Ekweremadu arrived the office of the Commission at about 9am for interrogation on alleged financial improprieties. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: EFCC Invites Ekweremadu Over Money Laundering

It is unclear whether or not he will be released today.

Exactly a week ago, on the same day security agents laid siege to his house, the EFCC invited Ekweremadu for questioning over alleged money laundering.  See Also Corruption Ekweremadu Fails To Honour EFCC Invitation

Ekweramadu was asked to report to the EFCC the same day the letter was written, to offer explanations on why his name featured prominently in an ongoing money laundering case being investigated by the commission.

However, he did not honour the invitation, which coincided with the mass defection of legislators at both the Senate and the House of Representatives from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). See Also Politics ‘Nigerians Are The Losers’ — Ekweremadu Speaks On Siege To Residence By 200 Security Agents

Speaking on the siege the following day, Ekweremadu noted that “Nigerians are losing”, considering that as a result of this occurrence, the Senate had to go embark recess when there were outstanding issues to attend to. See Also Politics My Hands Are Clean, Ekweremadu Tells EFCC

Earlier on Monday, he maintained innocence of the allegation saying: “My hands are clean, but if the EFCC wants me to come and answer that, I am prepared to answer any call from anybody as a responsible citizen. Even at that, I will continue to advocate justice, rule of law, and equity.”

 

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