Saraki debunks reports, says visit to EFCC on his volition, ‘never arrested’



Former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has debunked reports that was arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Saturday.

Saraki made the clarification in a signed by his spokesman,Yusuph Olaniyonu.

The reads: “The Media of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki would like to confirm that this afternoon, of his own volition, Dr. Saraki visited the of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted to raise with him. was never arrested and is at home right now.

“It will be recalled that following the order of the 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.

“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 and clarify all issues they might want to raise with him.

According to Olaniyonu, “He, therefore, visited the commission’s this afternoon and answered some questions. He is back home. He was 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.”