The former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has spoken about his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, AMILOADED reports.
Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, was said to have been arrested by the anti-graft agency on Saturday over an alleged misappropriation of funds.
However, the former Senate President, while reacting via a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, confirmed that he was invited by the EFCC.
Olaniyonu further stated that Saraki visited the EFCC office in Abuja for interrogation on Saturday.
The media aide, however, stated that Bukola Saraki honoured the invitation by the EFCC “to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted to raise with him”.
The statement read, 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,” Saraki’s media aide stated.