EFCC didn’t arrest Saraki, says spokesman

EFCC didn’t arrest Saraki, says spokesman

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Saturday, visited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on his own volition against reports that he was arrested, his spokesman has said.

Yusuph Olaniyonu, the spokesman for the former Kwara State governor, in a statement on Saturday, said his boss went to EFCC office in Abuja to clarify issues that the anti-graft agency may want to raise with him.

“The Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will like to confirm that this afternoon, Dr. Saraki on his own volition visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may want to raise with him,” the statement read.

“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.”

Olaniyonu said his principal has since returned home after answering questions from the commission.

“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 statement added.

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