I Was Not Arrested – Saraki Opens Up On EFCC Invitation

August 1, 2021
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Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has denied being arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Saraki made headlines on Saturday evening after a report went viral on social media that he was picked up by operatives of the anti-graft commission. Reacting to the development, the Kwara-born politician disclosed that he only invited by the commission to clarify some issues.

“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.”

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