By Anthony Ogbonna
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has invited the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu over alleged money laundering.
The anti-graft agency, in a letter of invitation dated July 24 and signed by the Director of Operations, Mohammed Abba, it invited the Deputy Senate President to report to the commission’s office Today, Tuesday for “ clarification.”
In the letter, the EFCC said it was “investigating activities case of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.”
According to the letter, the EFCC said, “this commission is investigating the above mentioned case in which your name featured prominently and the need to obtain certain clarifications from you became imperative.”
It went further to say that, “In view of the above, you are kindly requested to report and interview the undersigned at 5 Fomela street, Off Adetokumbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II Abuja on Tuesday 24th July, 2018 at 10am prompt.
It said, “This request is made pursuant to section 38(1) of the Economic and Financial Crimes(Establishment) Act, 2004.”
However, despite the letter of invitation, the EFCC and a team of policemen took stormed and occupied some positions of the official residence of Senator Ekweremadu, in the Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday which the Deputy Senate President is billed to report at the commission’s office.
No reason was however given by the police as to why Ekweremadu’s residence was besieged.
Meawhile, the police also barricaded the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki from leaving his home same time the Deputy Senate President was being barricaded.
Saraki has however regained freedom and has long gone to the Senate chambers where he prsided over the preceedings that saw 15 All Progressives Congress, APC, senators defect to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Among those who defected are senators Dino Melaye, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Shittu.