The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of Mr. Babatunde Fowler, former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
“He was invited by the Commission and responded today,” EFCC spokesman, Mr.Wilson Uwujaren, told the News Agency of Nigeria via SMS.
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 Commission’s headquarters in Abuja over alleged fraud while in office.
President Muhammadu Buhari had replaced Fowler as FIRS chairman in December 2019 at the end of his first term in office.
Before his appointment as FIRS boss, Fowler had served as Chairman of the Lagos State Inland Revenue Service.