It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Principal Private Secretary, PPS, to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur.
Mr. Tukur was picked up by operatives of the commission on Monday evening in his Abuja residence.
He was one of the most powerful persons in the administration of Mr. Jonathan.
It was not clear why he was arrested, but the commission has been investigating how government monies were stolen and diverted for political purposes during the administration of Mr. Jonathan.
The EFCC is already prosecuting a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki and many other top politicians.
The anti-graft agency also has in its custody a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who served as the director of publicity for the campaign organisation of Mr. Jonathan during the 2015 election.
The commission had also earlier arrested and granted bail to four former Ministers who served under Jonathan.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, requested the question be sent via text message due to poor telephone signal.
He did not revert after the message was sent to him.
However, a competent source in the know of what transpired confirmed that Mr. Tukur was”picked last night and is still with the EFCC”.