Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been released at the EFCC office
Mr. Ekweremadu was said to have arrived at the anti-graft agency’s office in Abuja between 9-10:00 a.m for the interrogation.
He spent about 9 hours at the EFCC office
Mr Ekweremadu, the most-senior member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in public office, was invited for questioning last week Tuesday.
The invitation became public hours after EFCC operatives laid a siege to the top lawmaker’s home at Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja.
Mr. Ekweremadu has faced multiple allegations of sharp practices in recent years, including claims that he forged Senate standing rules which led to the controversial election of principal officers in June 2015.
He has also been accused of owning multiple properties abroad, some allegedly purchased using shell firms and political associates fronting for him.
Mr. Ekweremadu strongly denied all allegations of corruption, alleging political persecution and daring anyone with evidence of sharp practices against him to come forward.
Mr. Ekweremadu has released for self-recognition.