The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday quizzed a former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, over alleged misappropriation of public funds and money laundering.
Saraki, who arrived at the EFCC office around 2pm was reportedly interrogated for hours by detectives over alleged involvement in misappropriation of billions of naira while he was governor.
Details of the allegations against him were sketchy but it was said to be in connection with contracts awarded during his tenure in office.
Saraki, 58, was Senate President between 2015 and 2019. He also governed Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.
A senior official confirmed the development, stating that the former Kwara State governor was invited to shed light on some shady financial dealings.
This is happening four days after a former Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, and his wife, Mairo, were grilled by the EFCC over breach of public trust and misappropriation of billions of naira by his administration.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, did not respond to questions by Sunday PUNCH on the development last night.