A FORMER Senate President, Bukola Saraki cconfirmed on Saturday night that he was at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, office, where he spent some hours.
He, however, claimed in a report by THISDAY that he had left the EFCC office and was back in his house in Abuja.
He reportedly told THISDAY that he was invited by the Commission for questioning.
He reportedly said there was no big deal in honouring an invitation by an institution of the state.
He was quoted to have said: “They asked to see me and after attending a wedding reception, I drove there myself. And when they were satisfied, they said I could go. That’s it.”
Meanwhile, his media office has issued a press statement, explaining what transpired.
The statement is reproduced as follows:
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.
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office