Brazilian have been wanting to question the former President since September 2015 on suspicion of corruption at the expense of the state-owned oil company Petrobras.
The former President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was arrested on Friday, March 4.
Meanwhile, his house, offices, and his institute were being searched in Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, and Bahia. The search involved 44 warrants for search, seizure, and questioning; that is an operation engaging more than 200 federal officers.
Police raided his home executing a warrant issued in an ongoing corruption investigation linked to the state owned oil-company Petrobras. This makes part of a greater Operation Car Wash investigation.