It appears public office holders suddenly develop health problems whenever they are being investigated for corrupt charges.

A former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and former People's Democratic Party Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh, to mention a few, developed health challenges while being investigated.

The latest on that list is the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

He was hurriedly released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday after suffering high blood pressure during interrogation.

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Sources at the anti-graft agency said that the lawmaker, who was interrogated for over eight hours on Tuesday, returned for another round of questioning on Wednesday morning but after some hours, he took ill.

A detective at the commission said: “During the interrogation on Wednesday, the Deputy Senate President started to complain of discomfort and he told us that he had high blood pressure. We noticed the symptoms and we immediately released him".

Ekweremadu, who has been a senator since 2003, is, among other things, accused of owning 22 property.

It was alleged that while the lawmaker listed some of the property in his asset declaration form filled at the Code of Conduct Bureau, over half of the properties were undeclared.

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It was the same allegation - false asset declaration - levelled against the Senate President earlier which the Supreme Court set him free from. 

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