EFCC detectives to quiz Ekweremadu over assets

Posted by Samuel Adesanya | 30 July 2018 | 1,576 times

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•Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Detectives are to quiz Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu tomorrow on some assets linked with him.

He is expected at 10 a.m. at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja.

This is the second time in a week that the EFCC has invited Ekweremadu.

According to a source, who spoke in confidence, the invitation followed Ekweremadu’s request that he should be given another day.

The source said: “We have delivered a fresh letter of invitation to Ekweremadu and he has confirmed the receipt.

“Our detectives are expected to interrogate Ekweremadu on some assets linked with him. The EFCC is suspecting that the assets were acquired with suspicious funds.

“Some of these assets have been located in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Ekweremadu is said to have omitted some of these properties in his assets declaration form. EFCC detectives are believed to have been on this case in the last nine months.

Some of the apartments, allegedly being probed in the UAE, are e proper EGG1/1/114 and EGG1/1/115 Emirates Garden, Apartment DFB/12/B 1204 Park Towers, Flat 3604, MAG214 and Villa No.148, MAEEN1 The Lakes, Emirate Hills.

The others are Boulevard 3901, two flats of Burij Side Boulevard, The Signature; and Room 1903, Hotel Downtown.

Those in the UK include Flat 4 Varsity Court, Homer Street, WIH 4NW London and 52 Ayleston Avenue, NW6, London.

In the United States, the properties are located in 4507 Stella Street, Bellavida Estate, Kissimmee, Florida; 2747 Club Cortile Circle, Kissimmee, Florida and 2763 Club Cortile Circle, Kissimmee, Florida.

The Federal Government had in an ex parte application through Festus Keyamo (SAN) on behalf of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIPRPP), listed the affected assets.

In the application before a Federal High Court, the government said the Deputy Senate President failed to declare the assets.

But Ekweremadu, in a statement by his Media Office, said the allegations were part of the 2019 election agenda.

•Excerpted from The Nation report

Source: News Express

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