The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babagana Kingibe, over the controversial $44 million belonging to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA.
According to news reports, he was said to have been interrogated for two days in the office of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, on Wednesday and Thursday.
Recall that Kingibe was accused by a former DG of the NIA, Ambassador Mohammed Dauda, of having used his position as the head of a presidential panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to extort the money from the agency.
Dauda was also brought to confront Kingibe during the interrogation.
The issue has also become the source of a probe by the House of Representatives.
As at the time of this report, the EFCC has not issued any official statement on the development.
Cities in Lagos and Abuja have been flooded with campaign posters of the ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, for 2019 presidency.
Kingibe is not new to the presidential run as he was also the running mate to late Bashorun MKO Abiola, under the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
In Abuja, the posters were seen at some major spots, including the Federal Secretariat with the inscription, “Sai Baba for President 2019.”
Also in Lagos, they were cited in the Ikeja area around the State Secretariat in Alausa, Agidingbi and Acme roads as well as other major points of attraction.
Recall that the “Sai Baba” slogan was used by Buhari in 2015.
The phrase was also used in 1993 during the SDP presidential primary.
The former SGF, a Kanuri from Borno State, was former National Chairman of the defunct Social Democratic Party, SDP, but now a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.