A former Principal Private Secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), reports have it today.
Premium Times reports that Tukur was picked up by operatives of the commission on Monday evening in his Abuja residence.
He was one of the most powerful persons in the administration of Mr. Jonathan.
Recently, Waripamowei Dudafa, another powerful aide of the former president, was arrested by the Commission for alleged fraud.
It was not clear why he was arrested, but the commission has been investigating how government monies were stolen and diverted for political purposes during the administration of Mr. Jonathan.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, requested the question be sent via text message due to poor telephone signal.
He did not revert after the message was sent to him. However, a competent source in the know of what transpired confirmed that Mr. Tukur was “picked last night and is still with the EFCC.”