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Ekweremadu on Wednesday suffered high blood pressure during EFCC interrogation

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday reportedly suffered high blood pressure while being interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC immediately released him after noticing the symptoms.

Ekweremadu was at the commission on Tuesday where he was interrogated for about 9 hours. He reported back on Wednesday, but however took ill while being interrogated.

The EFCC said that “during the interrogation on Wednesday, the Deputy Senate President started to complain of discomfort and he told us that he had high blood pressure. We noticed the symptoms and we immediately released him.”

The Senator was accused of owning about 22 properties in the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirate, and Nigeria. He was also accused of not listing some of these properties in his asset declaration form filled at the Code of Conduct Bureau.

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