The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu is reportedly in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where he is being interrogated. Premium Times reports that Ekweremadu appeared at the anti-graft agency office on Tuesday, July 31 in the morning.
A source said: “he is currently at the interrogation room.” “We have some questions for him bordering on corruption.
“But we do not know yet when he would be released, we will know this by 5:00 p.m.” Wilson Uwujaren who is the spokesperson of the EFCC said he would need time to find out details of Ekweremadu’s presence.
Meanwhile, a senior special assistant to deputy Senate president, Nnanna Nze, said that acts of intimidation allegedly being unleashed on his principal, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by the federal government agencies are growing his profile instead of diminishing his status.
Vanguard reports that he said that the tactics of the siege, anti-graft invitations and other coercive methods employed to make Ekweremadu yield to the machinations of the APC-led federal government were like examinations set to test one’s competence for higher classes.
It was gathered that Nze asked the agencies being used as tools, to reconsider their methods of operation and allow the rule of law to apply like in every decent democracy.
He made the remarks when he donated a PDP’s campaign office for Ekweremadu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and House of Representatives member, Toby Okechukwu in Enugu ahead of 2019 general elections.