Why I visited EFCC: Saraki

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has explained why he visited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday.

Mr Saraki was said to have been detained on Saturday when he honoured the invitation of the anti-graft agency.

He was also said to have been questioned on issues relating to money laundering which he allegedly used cronies and proxy companies to steal and launder public funds.

But in a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the former top lawmaker who left the EFCC office Saturday night said he went there on his own volition to clarify some issues.

Read the statement released by Mr Olaniyonu on Saturday night below.

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.

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.