The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prepared to declare ex-Borno state governor, Ali-Modu Sheriff wanted for failing to honour the commission’s invitation. Mr. Sheriff who was to appear before the anti-graft agency for questioning on allegations of “misappropriation, embezzlement of funds and abuse of office while he was governor”, damned the invitation.
Sources have it that, the ex-governor would force that hands of the agency to effect arrest if he fails to appear before the agency. The source said the commission would have to first declare the ex-governor wanted and then move on to arrest him.
In an earlier report, sources had it that detectives were already monitoring the ex-governor trails to prevent him from fleeing the country. Although the specific allegations against the former governor are not certain at this time, it was gathered that the investigation is related with allegations that parts of the ₦300billion his administration received from the Federation Account between 2003 and 2011 may not have been judiciously spent.
Mr. Sheriff, governed Borno State on the platform of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party. Before then, he was a 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 end of an administration formed by his own party, the Peoples Democratic Party, which he joined only last year.
The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached for the commission’s move on Mr. Sheriff.