Saraki Denies Being Held By EFCC


Former president of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has denied being held by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. 

The Whip Newspaper gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has taken former Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki into detention on charges of theft and money laundering.

But in a statement by his Media Office and signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu denied that the former Senate president visited the office of the EFCC on his own volition to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted to raise with him.

“The Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki would like to confirm that this afternoon, on his own volition, Dr. Saraki visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted to raise with him.

“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 the commission that at the earliest convenient date, he was willing to visit the commission’s office and clarify all issues they might want to raise with him.

“He, therefore, visited the commission’s office this afternoon and answered some questions. He is back home. He was not arrested. Dr. Saraki also assured the commission that he has nothing to hide and will always make himself available to clear all issues that may require his attention”.

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