By: Seth Douperegha
Monday 13th May 2019
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission authorities state they are yet unaware of supposed seal-off of houses accepted to have a place with President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, revealed to News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday that his office was unaware of the issue.
“I have not been briefed; along these lines, I don’t have any information on it,” he said.
The supposed sealed property are various private houses situated in highbrow Ikoyi, Lagos.
Saraki had as of late gone under weight from the counter unite organization.
The EFCC had affirmed reports that it had opened a new investigation concerning Saraki’s stewardship as President of the Senate just as a test of his income as legislative leader of Kwara from 2003 to 2011.
Orilade had, in an announcement said that EFCC was committed by law to enthrone integrity and responsibility in the administration space and had especially sought after this obligation without malevolence or noxiousness against anybody.
“It is in the interest of the public, and for Saraki’s personal good, that he is not only above board, but be seen at all times to be so.
“Indeed, all the instances in which the EFCC have had cause to sleuth into his financial activities either as a former governor or President of the Senate were driven by overarching public interest and due process of the law,’’ he said.
He added that with “indicting petitions and other evidence available to EFCC, even Saraki will agree with the Commission that putting him through a legitimate forensic inquiry is the legitimate route to establish his integrity as public servant.’’
In reaction, Saraki insisted that the action of the EFCC was a witch-hunt.
“Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the EFCC has marked certain property belonging to President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, obviously under the claim that they are subject of investigation.