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EFCC quizzes Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed former Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Spokesman of the anti-graft body Wilson Uwujaren told the BBC that the commission invited the former Kwara State Governor to answer some questions over alleged corruption.

He however did not state the allegations against Saraki.

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However, the Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said in a statement that the former Senate President, on his own volition, visited the office of the EFCC Saturday afternoon clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted 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,” the statement, signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, said.

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