Mrs Saraki Expresses Readiness To Cooperate With EFCC

Mrs Saraki Expresses Readiness To Cooperate With EFCC

Toyin Saraki, the wife of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has said she will honour the invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She has also expressed her readiness to assist the commission with its inquiries over corruption allegations leveled against her.

Mrs Saraki Expresses Readiness To Cooperate With EFCC
Toyin Saraki, the wife of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki

Premium Times reports that Mrs Saraki confirmed that she had been summoned by the EFCC, but denied knowing the reason for the invitation.

It had been earlier reported that the commission was moving against Mrs Saraki and Zainabu Yar’adua-Dakingari, the daughter of the former president Umaru Yar’Adua, over alleged fraud.

Mrs Dakingari, who is also the wife of a former governor of Kebbi state, is accused of a N2billion fraud perpetrated during her husband’s tenure as governor of the state.

Meanwhile, Mrs Saraki was invited to explain the inflow of funds into companies where she had interests when her husband was the governor of Kwara state.

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In a statement issued on July 22, Wednesday, Akeem Olagoke, the secretary to Mrs Saraki, noted that the Senate president’s wife had no idea of the motive of the invitation but “will be delighted to assist them with any lawful enquiries they may have, as a law abiding, transparent and accountable private citizen”.

“Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Saraki, founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa and wife of the Senate president has been informed by her office that a letter of invitation was delivered to her office, by and from the EFCC.

“She has directed an immediate and formal response, to the EFCC, that she will be delighted to assist them with any lawful enquiries they may have, as a law abiding, transparent and accountable private citizen,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the EFCC recently has made known its plans to probe the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, with investigations into the financial transactions of his ministers and aides.

Source: Legit.ng

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