A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering.
It was learnt that Saraki who was detained on Saturday, was to answer questions over alleged theft and laundering of public funds using a network of cronies and proxy companies.
Reports say some suspected proxies, who executed purported contracts for Kwara State under Saraki, allegedly made returns, for many years, to the former governor, forming an organised a network of dirty money flow.
The funds involved were huge, running into hundreds of millions in naira and hundreds of thousands in foreign currencies at various times, sources reportedly said.
A list of the proxy companies involved have been obtained by the anti-graft investigators as they analysed a pattern of suspicious transactions between them and the former Kwara Governor.
According to one report by Premium Times, one of the proxies has been reportedly responsible for funding Saraki’s lifestyle, including paying over a hundred million to settle the bills for rent and renovation of the politician’s residence in Maitama, Abuja.
However, as of the time of this reporting Saraki was yet to officially react to the said allegations propped up against his person.