Naija News learnt that the former Borno State Governor arrived the agency’s office following an earlier invitation from the anti-graft commission.It was also learnt that the sessions lasted for few hours following which Sheriff left the EFCC’s premises.
Naija News gathered that the EFCC questioned the Ex-PDP Chairman on how he raise $72 million (N12 billion) to buy a Gulfstream aircraft, Model G650, after leaving office as a public officer yesterday.His government was also said to have received over N300billion from the Federation Account between 2003 and 2011, an amount alleged to have been mismanaged by Sheriff.
The operatives also wanted to establish if the said amount was transmitted by a top presidential aide to a foreign leader, who has a personal relationship with Sheriff. The former governor, who was also grilled for many hours yesterday, was however allowed to go home on administrative bail and asked to return on today with some documents.
A source said: “Indeed, we interrogated Sherriff for many hours yesterday and he actually cooperated with our operatives and that made it easy for us to grant him administrative bail and asked him to report back on Tuesday (today).
“We will continue with the interrogation of the politician in order to determine how he came by the aircraft and other items we are investigating.”
Recall that with the purchase of the aircraft, Sheriff topped the list of such fleet owners in the country.However, the other owners of private jets in Nigeria are mostly top religious and businessmen.