The embattled factional Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was yesterday grilled at Maiduguri office of the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over the N23 billion said to have been distributed to states, ostensibly to enhance the electoral fortunes of the party during the 2015 presidential election.
Sheriff, who was interrogated at the Maiduguri office of the anti-graft agency, yesterday, was released on administrative bail reports say
News Punch had yesterday published a report stating that the ant-graft agency had invited the former Borno governor for questioning, an invitation which he has honoured.
Before Sheriff's, the Commission has so far quizzed the following ex-PDP governors: Chief Achike Udenwa (Imo State), Senator Liyel Imoke (Cross River State), as well as Alhaji Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi (Zamfara State) and Sullivan Chime of Enugu State.
Apart from the former state chief executives, operatives had interrogated a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali (Kano), a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Muhammad (Jigawa State), Ntufam John Okon (Cross River State PDP Chairman), and retired Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (Akwa Ibom).
Also quizzed were a former Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda (Zamfara), an ex-Minister of Mines and Steel, Arch. Musa Muhammad Sada (Katsina), as well as a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Asabe Asmau Ahmed (Niger).