The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday grilled the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, for more than seven hours in Maiduguri, Borno State.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday evening said:
“A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Maiduguri zonal office on Wednesday for his involvement in sharing the sum of N40m.
“Investigation is ongoing as Shariff is answering questions in the EFCC office at the time of writing this report.”
Sheriff who arrived at the office at about 10am was only released on administrative bail at about 5:30pm.
The N40 million was part of the $115 million allegedly released by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke, to major actors in the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission for the reelection bid of Jonathan.