EFCC Invites Former Governor of Borno States

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  • March 13, 2018

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday grilled former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, over allegation of corruption and diversion of funds during the 2015 elections.

Speaking with newsmen, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said he responded to an invitation and was quizzed.

Though Uwujaren did not provide details, he however, added that Sheriff “is to return for further questioning. Sheriff’s invitation might not be unconnected with the probe of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke 2015 election largess.

Sheriff was alleged to have received N450 million from Alison-Madueke as part of the funds for Borno State during the 2015 general election.

He had previously been invited by the EFCC for interrogation on the matter His current visit may be a move by the commission to dig deeper in the $115 election funds scandal.

Sheriff was governor of Borno State in north-east Nigeria between 2003 and 2011 under the then All Nigerian Peoples Party and was a power broker in the state within the period.

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