Why EFCC quizzed, released me on bail- Saraki

By our reporter/  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday released Bukola Saraki, former senate president, on bail hours after he was questioned over allegations of money laundering and corruption.

Saraki, according to sources at the anti-graft agency was questioned over his link to alleged misappropriation of funds, was released on bail.

But in a statement on Saturday night, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide to the former senate president, said Saraki visited the EFCC office in Abuja “on his own volition”.

According to the statement, the former senate president visited the commission’s office because he wanted to get clarification on issues the EFCC may have against him.

The statement read, “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.”

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“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.

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“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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