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I was never arrested by EFCC, says Saraki, ex- Senate President

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

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Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has refuted a news report which says, he was arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday evening.

In a statement made by the Media Office of the former Governor and signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu said Dr Saraki visited the office of the Anti-Graft Agency out of his own volition and was never arrested.

Olaniyonu further said that the Kwara born politician visited the office of EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted to raise with him

The statement read, “The Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki would like to confirm that this afternoon, of his own volition, Dr. Saraki visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted to raise with him. He was never arrested and he is at home right now.

“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.

“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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