Nigerian Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested the outgoing speaker of the House of Representatives on fraud allegations.

An agency spokesman said Dimeji Bankole was detained Sunday and will remain in custody to answer questions on the charges against him.

Bankole was arrested at his home in the capital, Abuja.