The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday confirmed the arrest of former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler.
“He was invited by the Commission and responded today,” EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday.
When asked for details of the investigation, he told NAN they were not yet available.
Reports said the former FIRS boss was undergoing interrogation at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja over alleged fraud to the tune of about N5 billion while in office.
President Muhammadu Buhari had replaced Fowler as FIRS chairman in December 2019 at the end of his first term in office.
Fowler before his appointment as FIRS boss had served as Chairman of the Lagos State Inland Revenue Service.
He is also a noted ally of national chairman of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.