- Ekweremadu did not honour an invitation sent him by the EFCC
- The deputy Senate was president was invited on Tuesday, July 24 over alleged money laundering
Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu reportedly did not honour an invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, July 24, to answer questions over corruption allegations.
EFCC sources told Daily Trust that Ekweramadu did not show up despite the invitation extended to him by the anti-graft agency.
The newspaper reported that security operatives from the EFCC on Tuesday cordoned off the Apo residence of the deputy senate president.
NAIJ.com gathered that the operatives were said to have been withdrawn without arresting Ekewramadu.
EFCC letter to Ekweremadu, dated July 24, a copy of which was seen by Daily Trust also requested that he submit himself to the EFCC at 10 am on Tuesday.
The letter was titled: "Case of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering," was reportedly signed by one Muhammed Umar Abba as Director of Operations.
The letter noted that: “This commission is investigating the above-mentioned case in which your name features prominently and the need to obtain certain clarification from you became imperative.”
It was gathered that the EFCC expects Ekweremadu to still honour the invitation at a later date.
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