EFCC Gives Reason for Abati’s Arrest


Iyobosa Uwugairen in Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said yesterday the former presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, was arrested for alleged mismanagement of funds entrusted under his care.

Dr. Abati was arrested on Monday after honouring the anti-graft agency’s invitation and he is currently being interrogated at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

“Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media, Dr. Reuben Abati, on Monday, October 24, 2016 honoured an invitation by the EFCC at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja,” the EFCC stated in its facebook page.

“He is presently telling operatives of the commission his role in the alleged mismanagement of the nation’s resources through his office. We shall keep you posted.”