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EFCC investigates ex-senate president, others



Nigerian anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has begun investigation against former Senate President Bukola Saraki and other Politically-exposed Persons (PoP).

EFCC said the investigation would go into logical conclusion in spite of the amount of media campaign against its Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu.

It alleged that the immediate senate president and his agents have mounted consistent media campaign against Magu.

The commission made reference to the report published in the Punch Newspaper of Sunday, June 30, 2019 entitled, “Magu begged me to help his confirmation by the Senate, Saraki tells CJ Kafarati”.

“Saraki deviously chose to divert attention from the weighty allegations of financial fraud trailing his eight years stewardship in Kwara and leadership of the senate.

Spokesman of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, said in Abuja on Sunday that the attention of the EFCC has been drawn to the false claim made by Saraki, who is to face investigation here in Nigeria.

“He seems to have chosen outside the shores of Nigeria as the launch pad of his campaign of calumny against the EFCC and its leadership.’’

EFCC advised the ex-president of the senate to carry his cross and allow the judiciary to perform its constitutional role.

The spokesman said it was absurd for Saraki to be raising issues on what transpired during the confirmation of EFCC boss in 2016 when he was no longer in charge of the senate in 2019.

“It is too late for him in the day, to be claiming innocence over the confirmation saga when every Nigerian knew what transpired under his watch.’’

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