Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu over alleged money laundering.
The EFCC in a letter dated July 24 and signed by the Director of Operations, Mohammed Abba, invited Senator Ekweremadu to report to the commission’s office on Tuesday (today) for “clarification.”
EFCC in the letter said it was investigating a case of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.
The agency said, “this commission is investigating the above mentioned case in which your name featured prominently and the need to obtain certain clarifications from you became imperative.
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to report for interview at 5 Fomela street, Off Adetokumbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II Abuja on Tuesday 24th July, 2018 at 10am prompt.
“This request is made pursuant to section 38 (1) of the Economic and Financial Crimes(Establishment) Act, 2004.”
Reports had earlier stated that a team of policemen took stormed and occupied some positions of the official residence of Senator Ekweremadu, in the Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday.
No reason was however given by the police as to why Ekweremadu’s residence was occupied by security apparatus.
In the same vein, the police also barricaded the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki from leaving his home same time the Deputy Senate President was besieged.
Saraki was later released and had been to the Senate chambers where he presided over the proceedings that saw 15 ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators defect to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Newsheadline247 also understands similar multiple defection from the APC to PDP is being expected at the House of Representatives.