The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that its decision to probe Senate President Bukola Saraki’s tenure as Kwara State governor was in the public interest.
The agency asked Saraki not to fret over the investigation into his earnings as Kwara State governor and his stewardship in the Senate, “so long as he has no skeletons in his cupboard.”
The commission also said it possessed indicting petitions and other evidence against the Senate President, noting that putting him through a legitimate forensic inquiry was the legitimate route to establish his integrity as a public servant.
Replying to Saraki’s allegations that the ongoing probe was a witch hunt, the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said Saraki was not above the law, noting that the commission was obligated by law to enthrone probity and accountability in the governance space, a duty it claimed to have pursued without ill-will or malice against anyone. Read more