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N23bn Bribe: EFCC Grills Ali Modu Sheriff

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday grilled Former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

According to reports, the former governor of Borno State was a guest of the anti-graft agency but that he was granted bail.

“Yes, it was true he came to honour our invitation, we interacted with him and he was granted bai,” one of the sources said.

It was gathered that Sheriff was questioned on how he raised $72million to buy a G650 Gulfstream aircraft after leaving office in 2011.

Sheriff is also accused of benefiting from $200million released by the Jonathan administration to facilitate Boko Haram ceasefire in a neighbouring country in 2014.

The influential politician is expected back today to continue meeting with the operatives who have been investigating the N23 billion disbursed by former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to allegedly influence the 2015 presidential election in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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