The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has released the immediate-past Senate President, Bukola Saraki from its custody, after his reported arrest yesterday over allegations of theft and money laundering.
Recall that according to reports which circulated widely yesterday, the EFCC allegedly arrested the former Kwara State governor,
and took him in for interrogation at the agency’s Abuja office.
However, in a swift reaction late yesterday, the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office denied the earlier reports, saying he was not arrested.
According to an issued press statement by his Media Office, Dr. Saraki merely visited the EFCC office yesterday afternoon, of his own volition, to clarify any issue that the Commission may have wanted to raise with him.
It explained that following some earlier complaint, Dr. Saraki, as a responsible citizen, of 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”.
“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 added.
It could alao be recalled that for the better part of his tenure as president of the Senate, he defended the allegations of corruption and theft all the way to the Supreme Court.