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I Walked Into EFCC Freely And Went Home Without Bail’ – Saraki

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The former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has insisted that he was neither arrested nor granted bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC after he freely walked into the office of the anti-graft agency in Abuja.

Multiple reports on Saturday say Saraki was arrested by operatives of the commission over alleged renewed corruption charges hanging on his neck.

BIGPENNGR understands Saraki who was one of the Nigerians mentioned in the Panama papers expose, was said to have been quizzed by detectives for hours at the EFCC over some fraud related cases.

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But a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu said that Saraki volunterily visited the EFCC office following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the Fundamental Human Rights case filed by him.

According to him, “The Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will like to confirm that this afternoon, Dr. Saraki on his own volition visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may want to raise with him.

“It will be recalled that following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the Fundamental Human Rights case filed by Dr. Saraki during the period of the former chairman of the EFCC which precluded the commission from investigating him until the matter is dispensed with, the commission at the last hearing on July 14, 2021, pleaded with the judge that the order was preventing them from doing their job.

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“Following this complaint, Dr. Saraki, as a responsible citizen, on his own volition approached the commission that at the earliest convenient date, he was willing to visit the commission’s office and clarify all issues they might want to raise with him.

“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”.

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