The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested eight councillors of Yola North Metropolitan Council of Adamawa state.
According to the Chairman of the council, Alhaji Mahmoud Mamman, the ‘affected’ councillors were detained at the Adamawa Police Command headquarters.
He said: “I was informed that eight councillors were arrested by EFCC and I had to rush with my Vice Chairman to the police headquarters to see what is happening.
“I was told that eight councillors were arrested but so far I saw only five when I went there this morning.”
The chairman, while speaking to newsmen, refused to give the names of those arrested or the reason why they were arrested, adding that only the EFCC could do that.
Also speaking on the development when contacted, the spokesman of Adamawa Police Command, SP Othman Abubakar, while refusing to give the number of those arrested, said that it was purely the affairs of EFCC.
“All I know is that EFCC officials brought them to our facility”, Abubakar said.