Saraki not arrested, visited EFCC office to clarify requests, says aide
By Kunle Rahman
Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki was not arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC), his media aide said in Sunday.
In the statement obtained by Irohinoodua, Mr Yusuf Olaniyonu said of his own volition, Dr. Saraki visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted to raise with him adding that he was never arrested and is at home right now.
Olaniyonu said 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.
He said following the 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” Olaniyonu said.