Saraki not arrested, went to EFCC to clarify issues: Media Office

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The Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that their principal was not arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), but rather went on his own volition to clarify some issues with the anti-graft body.

This much was disclosed in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu for the Media Office, noting Saraki has since returned home and will always make himself available to the EFCC to clear issues that may require his attention.

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The Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will like to confirm that 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.

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.

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