Media Office of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has debunked reports claiming that the former President of the Senate was arrested on Saturday.
There were some media reports on Saturday that Saraki was arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
But in a statement signed by Saraki’s media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu Saturday night, the former Kwara State Governor was said to have visited the office of the EFCC of his own volition to clarify any issue that the commission may have wanted 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,” the statement said.
Olaniyonu added that “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.
He said 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.