Sturgeon said she was confident she had done “nothing wrong” and added “I’m a human being with a right to a private life.”
Former Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon maintains her innocence, answering reporters outside her home on Sunday. Sturgeon said she was confident she had done “nothing wrong” and added “I am a person entitled to a private life.”
Nicola Sturgeon has become the third person to be held by Police Scotland on suspicion during Operation Branchform, but said she “knows without a doubt that she is innocent of any wrongdoing”. Sturgeon was released after seven hours of detention.
She was Scotland’s longest-serving first minister and the only woman to hold the top role.
Sturgeon’s arrest was the third in a police investigation into how £600,000 of campaign funding raised by the Scottish National Party was spent.
On April 5, her husband and former party chief executive Peter Murrell was arrested as officers searched a number of properties, including the couple’s home in Glasgow and the SNP’s headquarters in Edinburgh.
Murrell was released without charge after nearly 12 hours of questioning “pending further investigation.”
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