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EFCC Detains Modu Sheriff, Ex-Borno Gov

Posted: Jun 3, 2015 at 9:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Celestine Amoke, Lagos

The former Borno State Governor, Modu Sheriff, has voluntarily handed himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and has consequently been detained by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

The EFCC had invited him answer to charges of corruption when he was governor of the state between 2003 and 2011.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Sheriff was currently being held by the commission.

It was gathered that the anti-graft agency was looking for him to explain how his administration spent N300 billion it received from the Federation Account between 2003 and 2011.

The EFCC had on April 23, 2015  moved to declare him wanted when he failed to honour its invitations for questioning.

The former governor was said to have damned the invitation and stayed away.

A source said the investigation began in 2012 and had not been concluded ever since.

Sheriff  who governed Borno State on the platform of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) was a senator between 1999 and 2003 on the ticket of the same party.

He was a founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).