Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted following reports of his arrest by the officials of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).
DAILY GIST reports that Saraki was grilled by the anti-graft agency in Abuja on Saturday afternoon shortly after attending a wedding ceremony over alleged theft, money laundering among other fraud related offences
Speaking on the development, The former Governor of Kwara State confirmed that he was invited by the anti-graft agency on Saturday.
Saraki disclosed this in a statement issued by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu and made available to Journalists.
The statement 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 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.”
The spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said that Mr Saraki was invited for questioning over allegations of corruption and money laundering.
He said the former senate president was currently in the custody of the commission for continuation of interrogation.