Former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday quizzed a former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff.
This papere gathered that the former governor, who got to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja at 6pm, was still at the commission as of the time of filing this report at 8.40pm.
Modu-Sheriff is the second former governor the commission is interrogating this week.
It had on Monday quizzed a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who arrived in Nigeria on Saturday.
It was learnt that Modu-Sheriff was being questioned over N300bn his administration received from the Federation Account between 2003 and 2011 when he was the governor of Borno State.
When contacted, the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, told this reporter on the telephone that the former governor was at the EFCC on Wednesday.
He said, “I can confirm that he (Modu Sherif) is at the commission.”
The EFCC, had in May, said that it would declare Modu-Sheriff wanted.
Uwujaren, who disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja, said that the agency had summoned, Modu Sheriff to appear before it on Thursday, April 23, at 10am for questioning.
He had said that the former governor had yet to honour the invitation..
Uwujaren had stated, “We invited him (Sheriff) for questioning. As I speak to you, he did not honour that invitation. Once the commission invites a suspect in a matter and he fails to honour the invitation, options are opened to us. We might declare him wanted. Yes, we might do that.