Eno Ubi-Otu, the Niger Delta Development Commission’s director of finance and accounts, was detained by agents from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday.
The development was confirmed to our reporter by a knowledgeable source within the commission, who asked that his name not be published since he was not authorized to comment on the subject.
Otu reportedly appeared at the commission’s headquarters early on Wednesday, but as of 8:45 p.m., the anti-graft agency was still questioning him.
According to information obtained by our correspondent, he was being interrogated on an alleged diversion of more than N25 billion in tax remittances.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s spokesman, could not be reached for comment by phone at this time.