Former Senate President, Saraki speaks on EFCC ‘arrest’
A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has broken his silence on his repeated invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for questioning over allegations of corruption and money laundering.
Saraki stated that as a free citizen, he has nothing to hide, adding that he visited the office of the anti-graft agency on his volition to clarify an issue that the commission may have to raise with him.
The former Kwara State governor disclosed this in a statement released by his Media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said Saraki was invited for questioning over allegations of corruption and money laundering.
According to Saraki, he was not arrested but he made himself available to show he has nothing to hide.
The statement partly reads, “It will be recalled that following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the Fundamental Human Rights case filed by Dr. Saraki during the period of the former chairman of the EFCC which precluded the commission from investigating him until the matter is dispensed with, the commission at the last hearing on July 14, 2021, pleaded with the judge that the order was preventing them from doing their job.
“Following this complaint, Dr. Saraki, as a responsible citizen, on his own volition approached EFCC that at the earliest convenient date, he was willing to visit the commission’s office and clarify all issues they might have to raise with him.
“He, therefore, visited the commission’s office on Saturday (31st July) afternoon and also answered some questions.
“He is back home. He was not arrested.”