On Thursday, the former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, was interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for many hours.
According to a source, the questioning was in connection with an illegal diversion of N1.6 billion in public monies.
As of midnight, the former governor, who arrived at the EFCC offices in Jabi, Abuja, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, was still being questioned.
Mr Igbinedion was charged with corruption by the EFCC shortly after stepping down as governor in 2007.
According to a person who was not authorized to speak about the topic, the current probe was based on new evidence against him.
According to the source, during his stint as governor, the former governor diverted a loan secured by the Edo State Government to fund an investment to satisfy the financial debts of a firm in which he had a stake.
Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the EFCC, acknowledged the former governor’s invitation but declined to speak further.