Nigeria Senate president Bukola Saraki Wednesday said the latest probe into his earnings by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a witch-hunt against his person.
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday said there was an ongoing probe of Saraki’s earnings while he was Kwara State governor from 2003 to 2011.
His media aide Yusuph Olaniyonu said in a statement on Tuesday that the investigations were “less than noble” and insisted that the government is deliberately witch-hunting his principal.
“While we have kept quiet over the series of letters sent to various institutions where Dr. Saraki had served or is serving in which the commission stated that it is conducting various investigations, we are compelled to make our positions known on the less than noble and patriotic objectives behind these investigations because we believe it is a mere witch-hunt exercise, aimed at settling scores, laced with malicious and partisan motives,” Olaniyonu said in statement. Read more