Breaking: EFCC To Invite Saraki May 29 over Financial Misappropriation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has extended a formal invitation to the President of the Senate Bukola Saraki over its current probe of the tenure of Senate President Bukola Saraki when he was governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.

He is to com e to the commission on May 29, 2019. The anti-graft agency also said that it has a sacred mandate to rid the country of corruption, no matter whose ox is gored.

It said Saraki has no need to fret as long as he has no skeletons in his cupboard.

The EFCC, which stated this in a statement in Abuja by its Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Tony Orilade, said it will conduct a legitimate forensic inquiry into Saraki’s tenure as a governor.

The anti-graft body, in a letter, dated April 26, wrote the Kwara State government about some information on Saraki’s earnings as the state governor.

But Saraki alleged that the EFCC’s inquest was a plot to intimidate and frame him up.

The anti-graft agency assured him that it is only investigating the Senate President in line with its mandate.

The statement said: “The EFCC has taken note of the reactions of Senate President Bukola Saraki to the commission’s inquiries regarding his earnings as Kwara State governor as well as on the quality of his financial stewardship in the Senate.

“While it is his prerogative to ventilate his views on the matter as he deems fit, the commission takes great exception at the desperate attempt to cast a slur on its investigative activities by portraying Saraki as a victim of persecution.

“Furthermore, the agency finds the attempt by the Senate President to tie our inquest to his International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) appointment and his approaching life out of power as misleading, knowing too well that the background to our current inquiries reaches several years back.

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