Nicola Sturgeon, the former first minister of Scotland, declared “I’ve done nothing wrong” when she arrived at her house for the first time since her detention on Sunday.
She was interrogated by police in relation to the investigation into the SNP’s finances, and on June 11 she was released without being charged pending additional research.
Ms. Sturgeon was the third person detained as Police Scotland investigated the use of more than £600,000 in donations made to the party with the intention of holding an independence referendum.
Former SNP chief executive Peter Murrell, her husband, and ex-SNP treasurer Colin Beattie MSP were also freed pending additional inquiries.
Returning to her home in Glasgow, on Sunday, Ms Sturgeon said: “I can’t say very much just now. What I will say is reiterate the statement I issued last Sunday – I’m certain that I have done nothing wrong.
“I intend to be back in Parliament in the early part of the week, I’ll make myself available for questions then.
“For now I intend to go home and catch up with some family.”
After her detention over the weekend, there have been calls for Ms. Sturgeon to step down.
Asked whether she has considered stepping back from the SNP, she said: “I’ve done nothing wrong and that is the only thing I’m going to assert today.”
She added: “I know I’m a public figure, I accept what comes with that, but I’m also a human being that’s entitled to a bit of privacy, and my neighbours are also entitled to a bit of that as well.”
Asked whether conditions have been placed on her after her arrest, she told the media: “No, and I’m not going to get into anything other than that.”
Asked whether Nicola Sturgeon would have suspended Nicola Sturgeon, she said: “Look, I’ve done nothing wrong; it’s for others to comment as they see fit, but that’s my position.”
Then Ms. Sturgeon entered her home.