The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, is still being interrogated at its head office in Abuja.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed this to NAN.
Fayose voluntarily showed up at the office of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday over allegations of 4.7 billion fraud.
Asked why Fayose had not been released after 24 hours, Uwujaren said: “We are still within range. We are not keeping him but interrogating him.”
Fayose had said he was prepared to stay for as long as the agency was willing to keep him. He arrived at the commission’s headquarters with a bag of his clothes.
The former governor was accompanied by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation.
On arrival at EFCC office, the former governor, wearing a shirt with the inscription ‘EFCC, I am here’, had said: “I am here in line with my promise that I will be here on the 16th of October.
“And, like I said to EFCC, they should await my arrival. They had been to my house; they cordoned off my street which I feel personally was unnecessary. It is unwarranted.
“I had led Ekiti, and the best I could give, I have given. Therefore, every question, whatever they need to ask, I will be able to respond appropriately.”