“EFCC on a wild goose chase” – Saraki

Bukola Saraki
Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki

Immediate past Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has said the investigation by the anti-graft agency cannot find anything against him.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is probing the eight years administration of Saraki when he was governor of Kwara State and also his four-year administration as the President of the Senate.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday, Saraki denied engaging in any form of media war with the anti-graft agency since there was no strong case against him.

A portion of the statement read: “We need to reiterate that Dr Saraki is not interested in obstructing any investigation by the EFCC or any security agency.

“While the EFCC claims that it is investigating the office of the Senate President between 2015 and 2019, we make bold to say it is just on a wild goose chase.

“That office has nothing to do with contract awards and handling of the finances of the National Assembly. These are functions of the bureaucracy of the National Assembly, otherwise known as the National Assembly Management.”

The statement maintained that Saraki had not engaged in any media war with the EFCC; rather, it claimed that Saraki had been at the receiving end of the media onslaught sponsored from the office of the EFCC.

It added “Various documents and court processes from the agency have been given to a particular newspaper for publication.

“In fact, while the EFCC distributed copies of its letter to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court immediately it was submitted, we are still surprised how Saraki’s response written early May found its way into a newspaper last Sunday.

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