- Saraki has reacted to claims that he has a relationship with the arrested cyber fraudster, Hushpupi
- APC had claimed that some top members of the opposition PDP such as Saraki, Atiku and others had relationships with Hushpupi
- The ruling party, therefore, called on security agencies to investigate the allegations
Former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described as 'irresponsible politics' the allegations made by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) linking him to the cyber fraudster, Hushpupi.
In a statement released on Saturday, July 4 by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki's media aide, the immediate past president of the 8th Nigerian Senate frowned at APC's action.
Saraki said he has "no form of association with the said suspect, Ramon Abbas otherwise known as Hushpuppi and neither does he know him in any way."
The former two-term Kwara state governor accused the APC of weakening Nigeria's anti-corruption fight through cheap accusations.
“The statement credited to the APC, the ruling party in our country, is one of the ways by which our anti-graft agencies are weakened and why the fight against corruption in the country is often viewed with suspicion by the international community," Saraki fired.
Legit.ng notes that Saraki's words followed a call by the APC on anti-graft agencies to investigate the link between some notable leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Hushpuppi, who was recently arrested for fraud.
Hushpuppi, Woodberry and some crew members were nabbed in an operation tagged Fox Hunt 2 by security operatives in Dubai.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director, Christopher Wray, recently thanked the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Dubai Police General HQ, for the concerted efforts in arresting alleged Nigerian internet fraudsters, Raymond Igbalode aka Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacob Ponle known as Woodberry.
The Dubai Police, via a statement shared on their official Facebook page on Thursday, July 2, disclosed that the FBI director also thanked the security agency for their cooperation in ensuring the extradition of the two individuals who allegedly committed multiple cyber-crimes and money-laundering to the United States.
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