The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has insisted they do not have plans to arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki, over his alleged involvement in the Paris Club refund scandal.
There have been speculations that the anti-graft agency was ready to pick up Saraki and a former MD of his late father’s bank, Robert Mbonu.
However, in a statement released on Friday by the EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the agency dissociated itself from the reports.
Read the full statement below:
Re: Theft of Paris Club Refund: Saraki Claimed He Borrowed N5b from Dangote To Fund Buhari’s Election
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a story entitled, ‘Theft of Paris Club Refund: Saraki Claimed He Borrowed N5b from Dangote to Fund Buhari’s Election’ which appeared in the online news portal Saharareporters today Friday, March 3, 2017. The report quoting an unnamed EFCC agent claims that Senate President Bukola Saraki and some state governors embezzled billions of Naira from the London/ Paris Club refund.