Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said he was at the headquarters of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Saturday to clarify some issues the commission raised with him.
Saraki, a former two-time Governor of Kwara State was quizzed by the officers of the EFCC at their headquarters, Saturday, The New Diplomat had earlier reported.
The EFCC had also confirmed that the former Senate President was present at the commission’s office. The spokesperson of the anti-graftagency, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who addressed a press conference said Saraki was quizzed over allegations of corruption and money laundering. He, however, fell short of disclosing the details of the allegations.
Meanwhile, the former Senate President has said he is back home after being grilled by the EFCC.
This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu of Saraki’s Media Office.
Olaniyonu, in the statement also debunked reports that his principal was arrested or in detention, adding that Saraki, “on his volition” provided himself to the anti-graft agency.
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 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.”