- Former Senate president Saraki has confirmed that he was present at the EFCC's office in Abuja on Saturday, July 31
- The former Kwara state governor, however, denied being arrested, saying he went to the commission's office to offer some clarifications
- Reports indicate that the EFCC is probing fresh allegations of corruption under Saraki's watch as Kwara governor
FCT, Abuja - Nigeria's former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has opened up on his interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Legit.ng reports that Saraki in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, confirmed that he was at the commission’s headquarters.
However, he denied being arrested, saying he went there out of his own volition.
Saraki said he visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may want to raise with him.
This was after the former Senate president was accused of hindering the process by the EFCC to probe him.
Saraki back home
The statement added that after making necessary clarifications at the commission's office, Saraki has returned home.
Legit.ng gathers that Saraki said he has nothing to hide and will always make himself available anytime the commission requires his attention.
The statement read further:
“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."
The statement by Saraki's media official has drawn reactions from Nigerians on social media:
Noble Mike said:
"Please the Nigerian government should stop trying to distract our attention from the main issue at hand which is Abba Kyria the fashion designer. Please every other case should be put on hold for now let's be focus."
Igwe Anyikwa Chimezie said:
"Anyone that has any case should face the law.
"FBI Should help us to do it, because EFCC and other Prosecuting agencies are not working here in Nigeria. They are only here for political fights."
Samuel M'Yomi said:
"Nice communication. This will go a long way to douse any tensions. Good job."
Saraki grilled over alleged corruption
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the EFCC confirmed that Saraki was in its custody.
The spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the former lawmaker was invited for questioning over allegations of corruption and money laundering on Saturday, July 31, in Abuja.
Another similar report indicates Saraki was invited to allegedly answer questions over theft and laundering of public funds using a network of cronies and proxy companies under his watch as Kwara state governor.