Probe Me Over Boko Haram, Modu Sheriff Tells FG


*Jalo: FG should arrest him

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The embattled former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has offered himself to be investigated by the Federal Government for his alleged role in the criminal activities of the dreaded Boko Haram.

The Attorney General of Borno State, Kaka Shehu, had alleged that the state government has a dossier on Sheriff’s links with Boko Haram. As the highest law officer in Borno state, his indictment of the former governor has attracted a lot of public attention, including Sheriff’s political opponents.

A former deputy spokesman of the PDP, Abdullahi Jalo yesterday asked the Federal Government to immediately arrest Senator Sheriff and try him for allegedly sponsoring Boko Haram.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, the Special Assistant to Sheriff on Media, Inuwa Bwala described the allegation against his boss as a mischief taken far.

According to the media aide, Sheriff is urging President Muhammadu Buhari to order a full scale probe of all the alleged sponsors of Boko Haram, adding that he is ready to present himself for such investigation.

“And so, from the position of the attorney general of Borno State on the sponsorship of Boko Haram, we challenge the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, investigate, no matter who is involved to expose those whose antecedents show they have links with Boko Haram,” he said.