The deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, said on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission agreed to delay his interrogation that began on Tuesday after he told investigators he was “not feeling well.”
Mr Ekweremadu was questioned by anti-graft detectives on allegations of conspiracy, illicit asset purchases and money laundering from Tuesday morning until late evening.
He was released on administrative bail and scheduled to return on Wednesday morning for continuous interrogation, PREMIUM TIMES reported based on details of his appearance provided by EFCC sources.
Although he returned to the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday as directed, he quickly sought a leave to attend to his health which suddenly became fragile between Tuesday night when he concluded his first day of questioning and Wednesday morning, his spokesperson said in a Friday morning statement to PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr Ekweremadu, deputy senate president since 2007, has been accused by federal authorities of owning questionable properties in at least three foreign countries. via PT