- The viral claim that Senate President Bukola Saraki is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been denied by the anti-graft agency
- The acting spokesman of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, said that such claims are nothing but deliberate falsehood
- Speaking on the issue on Monday, May 6, Oriade, said that the false claims created a wrong impression that the agency is after Saraki
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, May 6, denied claims that it is carrying out a probe on the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, The Guardian reports.
Tony Orilade, the acting spokesman of the EFCC in Abuja, said that the anti graft agency is not undertaking any investigation on Saraki's regime when he was the governor of Kwara state (2003 to 2011).
Orilade referred to the claim as a “deliberate falsehood”, stating that it created the wrong notion that the EFCC is witch-hunting Saraki following his new appointment as ambassador-at-large by the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the EFCC had reportedly launched fresh investigations into Senate President Bukola Saraki's time as governor of Kwara state.
The EFCC wrote a letter to the state government, through the Permanent Secretary, Government House, dated April 26, and titled, “Investigation Activities: Dr. Bukola Saraki.”
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