Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly rushed the former acting governor of Adamawa state, James Bala Ngilari, to hospital after his blood pressure allegedly shot up on Friday during "grilling" by anti-graft detectives.
According to Daily Trust, a source within the commission said Ngilari was taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital in Gombe.
Sources said he was admitted at the emergency ward was was quickly attended to by two medical doctors.
Ngilari was detain at the Gombe zonal office of the commission on Thursday in connection with the on going investigation of N450 million campaign fund sent to Adamawa state from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters.
A Premiums Times report said that Ngilari’s detention followed information provided by a former Nigerian ambassador for the US, Hassan Adamu, who told the EFCC that when the chairperson of PDP in Adamawa state, Joel Madiki, and himself took custody of the money from Fidelity Bank, it was taken to the government House in Bullion vans by officials of the bank.
- News24 Nigeria