Reports gathered by NEWSVERGE revealed that Reuben Abati, special adviser on media and publicity to Goodluck Jonathan, former president, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Abati was spotted at the EFCC premises at about 5:30PM on Monday.
His detention may not be unconnected to the anti-corruption campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which has intensified with a clampdown on some public officials from the previous administration.
He has not been named in any of the ongoing corruption cases.
The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, has also been arrested by the anti-graft agency.
Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport on arrival in the country.