SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, (THEWILL) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, quizzed a former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff over the ownership of an aircraft impounded by the agency on January 16 last year.
The aircraft, linked with the former Governor who was also a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, was impounded at the Maiduguri International Airport but the Dornier aircraft 328 resumed operations without EFCC’s clearance.
A source, who spoke in confidence, told The Nation that: “The ex-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman was grilled by a team of detectives on the ownership of the aircraft.
“The interaction was in line with the open-ended investigation of the tenure of Sheriff as the governor of Borno State.
“We are working on clues that the aircraft was allegedly bought with looted funds from the state.
“He responded to our question and denied having any ownership link with the aircraft. We will still interact with him again on Tuesday.”