EFCC Detains Ekweremadu Over 22 'Properties'
How did you come about all these property?
That's the question the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is asking Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
On Tuesday, he was detained by the EFCC over alleged fraud and failing to explain how he came to own some buildings in Nigeria, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
It was learnt that Ekweremadu honoured the invitation of the EFCC around 9am on Tuesday but is still in custody.
A top source at the EFCC said that the lawmaker had many questions to answer.
“He came in around 9 am and he is still in our custody. He will be released once we have enough information,” the source said.
When contacted around 9 pm, the Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Ekweremadu honoured the commission’s invitation on Tuesday.
He, however, could not say if the senator is still in custody as of the time of filing this report.
It was learnt that the Deputy Senate President was under investigation for allegedly owning about 22 properties some of which he failed to declare in his Asset Declaration Form at the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The Federal Government had in March sought an interim order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to temporarily seize 22 prime properties/assets of Ekweremadu located in London, Dubai, Florida, and Abuja, that were not declared before the CCB.
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