The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has on Monday arrested and probed a former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff.
The EFCC was reported to have questioned the former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Chairman for hours at its Headquarters in Abuja.
The probe according to report comes on the heels of investigation into how he raised the sum of $72million to buy a G650 Gulfstream aircraft following his exit from office in 2011.
The politician, reported to have at least two private jets is also being accused of benefiting from the sum of $200million released by the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to facilitate Boko Haram ceasefire in 2014.
Sheriff is under probe by the agency which is seeking to establish his relationship with a top presidential aide to a foreign leader who was also implicated in the disbursement of the said sum.
Additionally, Sheriff was during the probe presented with records of monies shared ahead of the 2015 general election.
The probe into Ali Modu Sheriff comes after the agency grilled one Mohammed Wakil, the former PDP campaign coordinator for Borno State on June 6, 2016.
In a statement released by the Head of Media and Publicity at the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren narrating Wakil’s account, Wakil was reported to have said the sum of N450 million allocated to Borno was shared as follows: “Nicholas Msheliya, Peter Biye, Hon. Kudla satumaria, Hon. Ibrahim Birma, all from Southern Borno received the sum of N112,340.000.00.
“Equally Hon. Kangar, through Dr. Kulima A.A received N88, 620.000.00, while Engr Mohammad Baba Kachalla, Hon. Kaamuna Khadi, Hon. Zarma Mustapha and Hon. Abdulrahman Tarab received the sum of 140,860.000.00.
“Similarly, the sum of N40 million was allegedly given to Hon. Kumalia, for onward transmission to Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff for Security”.
Sheriff has however been released on administrative bail.