Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President




Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday.

As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations of corruption and false declaration of assets. He was acquitted by the Supreme in June 2018.

It was gathered that Saraki is to answer questions over alleged theft and laundering of public funds using a network of cronies and proxy companies.

The suspected proxies, who executed purported contracts for Kwara State under Mr Saraki, allegedly made returns, for many years, to the former governor, forming an organised a network of dirty money flow.

The funds involved were huge, running into hundreds of millions in naira and hundreds of thousands in foreign currencies at various times, sources said.

EFCC authorities are yet to confirm the latest development.