Zanna arrived at the SSS headquarters in Abuja at about 1 pm where he was processed for interrogation. He said a lot about his relationship with the dreaded Islamist sect and reiterated his denial that Bama was arrested in his Maiduguri home.
He told his interrogators that he gave N1.5 million for Sallah Rams to the sect members following their threat to attack him. He, however, added that when the insurgents accosted one of his aides at gunpoint to know how much he gave him, he lied to them that he (senator) gave out N1 million.
He also went ahead to explain that when they took his aide to his house for a search, they retrieved N250, 000 and left a message with the aide for him that he should provide them N10 million or they would come for him.
The senator, who was released at about 10pm, is expected to report back at the SSS headquarters by 11am this morning.