A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki says he visited the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday out of his own volition, to be quizzed on any issue the graft commission may want to raise with him.The media office of the former lawmaker in a statement Saturday night said Saraki is now back home after approaching the EFCC as a “responsible citizen”.
“This afternoon, Dr. Saraki on his own volition visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may want to raise with him,” Yusuph Olaniyonu said in the statement.
“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.”
By Abel Ejikeme