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Saraki’s investigation has no Connection with his appointment as Ambassador of IHRC


Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki had been under investigation before his appointment as Ambassador at large by International Human Right Commission (IHRC).

The anti-graft agency said Saraki who was governor of Kwara state between 2003-2011 had been under investigation by the Commission.

The Commission said in the statement signed Tony Orilade that the Commission is investigating Saraki earnings as Governor of Kwara state.

The statement reads “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a publication and wishes to correct the deliberate falsehood and misinformation it served the general public.

“With this, the writer strived to create a misleading nexus between the Senate President’s IHRC ambassadorial appointment and EFCC’s inquiries into his financial earnings as Kwara State governor.

“For the avoidance of doubt, investigation into the Senate President’s activities while he held sway as the governor of Kwara State started long before his nomination and emergence as IHRC ambassador.

“In fact, the Commission’s letter to the Kwara State Government House which sought an inquest into Saraki’s earnings as the state governor, from from 2003 to 2011 was dated Friday, April 26, 2019, predating his announcement as IHRC ambassador at large which came on Sunday, April 28, 2019 with two clear days.

“We, therefore, urge members of the public to disregard the false connect the writer sought to establish between Saraki’s IHRC ambassadorial appointment and our inquiries into his earnings as a state governor.

“We wish to restate our resolve to resist distractions from any quarter in our efforts to rid the country of corruption and corrupt elements.”

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