Former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, was yesterday released on administrative bail about 5:17 pm by the operatives of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC over alleged N300billion fraud while in office as the chief executive of the state.
The EFCC yesterday continued to grill the embattled former governor in the Commission’s headquarters at Wuse II office in Abuja.
As governor of Borno State, it was alleged that part of the N300billion his administration received from the federation account during the period may not have been judiciously used.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that, Sheriff, who arrived EFFC’s premises about 10 am yesterday, was being interrogated over his roles in alleged cases of misappropriation, embezzlement of funds and abuse of office while he was governor of the state between 2003 and 2011.
Nigerian Pilot further gathered that the ex-governor was detained at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja from 10am to 5:17pm.
It will be recalled that, following the former governor’s failure to honour EFCC’s invitation, the anti-graft agency had on Monday threatened that it will declare Sheriff wanted over the allegations against him.
According to the anti-graft agency, Modu Sheriff had been summoned to appear before the Commission on Thursday, April 23, at 10am for questioning but he did not honour the invitation, hence the commission was set to exercise one of its options, which is declaring him wanted.
Apparently borrowing a leaf from former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, who surrendered himself to the agency after months of self-exile on Monday, Sheriff appeared before EFCC’s panel of interrogators before being declared wanted.


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