A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
His detention, it was learnt, is in connection with the ongoing probe of a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah.
It was gathered that Anyim was grilled on Sunday for several hours in connection with the fund which was traced to a company in which he was a director.
The former SGF reportedly arrived at the EFCC office in the afternoon on Sunday and was quizzed for over six hours.
According to sources, Anyim, who is still in custody late on Sunday night, may be detained till Monday.
His detention is coming days after Oduah was named in the Pandora Papers as one of 10 Nigerians hiding their wealth in tax havens.
It is believed that the EFCC has commenced a probe of Oduah and others named in the report.
“Anyim’s invitation and interrogation is in connection with a case of money laundering involving a former Aviation Minister and serving senator, Senator Stella Oduah.
“Investigations revealed that part of the aviation ministry’s N780 million was traced to a company in which Anyim has interest. He is presently cooperating with investigators,” The Punch quoted a source as saying.