A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has spoken about his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over fraud allegations.
Saraki, in a press release by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, nonetheless, mentioned he was not arrested however willingly went to the EFCC workplace to make some clarifications.
SaharaReporters on Saturday reported that the EFCC held Saraki in its custody over allegations of theft and cash laundering.
SaharaReporters had learnt that Saraki was arrested on Saturday and was being interrogated on the Abuja workplace of the EFCC.
“Yes, Saraki has been arrested. He is going to be released later tonight and ordered to return again tomorrow. He is being interrogated at the Abuja office,” an authoritative supply had advised SaharaReporters.
As Senate president between 2015 and 2019, Saraki spent a substantial time dealing with allegations of corruption and false declaration of belongings. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in June 2018.
Saraki was additionally the governor of Kwara State for eight years.
However, Saraki within the assertion by way of Olaniyonu mentioned, “It will likely be recalled that following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the Fundamental Human Rights case filed by Dr. Saraki in the course of the interval of the previous chairman of the EFCC which precluded the fee from investigating him till the matter is disbursed with, the fee on the final listening to on July 14, 2021, pleaded with the choose that the order was stopping 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.”
According to Saraki, he has nothing to cover and can proceed to make himself accessible to make clear any points that require clarifications on his half.