EFCC Arrests Niger PDP Chairman

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By Laleye Dipo in Minna

The Niger State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Tanko Beji, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Beji was reportedly invited to the Abuja office of the EFCC on Thursday where he was detained after undergoing interrogation.

It could not be confirmed why the PDP boss was detained, but a source at the party’s office in Minna said it could be connected with the series of interviews granted the media in which he (Beji) criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state.

The party source said a chieftain of the APC complained to “Abuja” that Beji was using the media to “intimidate and harass the APC administration in the state”.

“It was on the strength of this complaint that Tanko Beji was invited to Abuja for questioning by the EFCC,” the source said.

Details later…