A former Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, has been picked up by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Guardian reports that Yari was arrested over allegations of illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds.
He is being detained at the Sokoto office of the Commission.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirming the arrest, disclosed Yari was interrogated for about seven hours before he was detained in Sokoto.
Some of the alleged financial infractions against Yari include the sum of $56,056.75 reportedly lodged in his account with Polaris Bank; N12.9m, N11.2m, $303m, N217,388.04 and $311.8m said to be kept in different accounts in the name of Yari and his companies.