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Why EFCC Took Over Ekweremadu’s Residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained yesterday’s siege to the residence of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

According to a letter dated 24 July, 2018, addressed to Ekweremadu, the commission said it was inviting him for questioning and that he was under investigation for alleged conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.

The letter to Ekweremadu, was made public after the siege to his official residence at the Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, early Tuesday morning by EFCC operatives and operatives of the Department of State Security.

The letter, signed by EFCC’s director of operations, Mohammed Umar Abba, read: “This commission is investigating the above mentioned case in which your name feature prominently and the need to obtain certain clarification from you become imperative.”

It added that the request is brought pursuant to Section 38 (1) of the EFCC Act.

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