The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Saraki was invited for questioning in respect of allegations of corruption and money laundering.
He said the Commission is resuming the interrogation of the former Kwara State Governor and ex-Senate President for alleged fraudulent diversion of public funds and money laundering.
The funds involved were huge, running into hundreds of millions in naira and hundreds of thousands in foreign currencies at various times, sources said.
It was learnt that the anti-graft investigators had obtained a list of the proxy companies involved and analysed a pattern of suspicious transactions between them and Senator Saraki.
According to the report, one of them has been reportedly responsible for funding Saraki’s lifestyle, including paying over a hundred million to settle the bills for rent and renovation of his Maitama, Abuja residence, investigation showed.
Saraki was arrested after returning from the wedding of the daughter of Senator Shaba Lafiagi, Fatima, and her groom, Haliru on Saturday afternoon.
The event held at the Blue Velvet Marque, in Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.