EFCC goes after ex-Gov. Modu Sheriff over N300 billion Borno funds, set to detain him Today

A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, is expected to appear before anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday.

Premium Times learnt Tuesday that he has been summoned by the Commission and is expected to report at the agency’s Abuja head office to respond to questions bordering on allegations of “misappropriation, embezzlement of funds and abuse of office while he was governor”.

Multiple sources at the anti-graft agency told Premium Times that should Mr. Sheriff failed to show up as directed, he would be declared wanted and then arrested.

Premium Times sources said detectives were already on his trail and watching his movement to prevent him from fleeing.

Although the specific allegations against the former governor is unclear at this time, but Premium Times gathered that the investigation is related with allegations that parts of the N300billion his administration received from the Federation Account between 2003 and 2011 may not have been judiciously spent.

The investigation began in 2012 and had been ongoing ever since, sources said.

Mr. Sheriff ruled Borno State on the platform of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party [ANPP].

Before then, he was senator between 1999 and 2003 on the ticket of the same party.

It remains unclear why Mr. Sheriff is being invited by the anti-graft agency at the tail end of an administration formed by his own party, PDP, which he joined only last year.


One Response to “EFCC goes after ex-Gov. Modu Sheriff over N300 billion Borno funds, set to detain him Today”

  1. Good for him, all of them will pay this time around

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