The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arrest the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for misappropriation of public funds and money laundering’ while he was the Kwara State governor between the period of 2003 to 2011.
Newsflash247 revealed that the EFCC via a letter signed by its Zonal head, Isyaku Sharu has been sent to the Kwara state government. The letter stated that Saraki is to be investigated for an alleged case of conspiracy as well as ‘abuse of office, misappropriation of public funds, theft, and money laundering.’
The letter read in part;
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish us with the full details of all his entitlements to include but not limited to emoluments, allowances, estacodes, other fringe benefits and severance package while he held sway as the Executive Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.
“This request is made pursuant to Section 38 (1) & (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004 and Section 21 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.”
Recall Bukola Saraki has been enmeshed in different corruption cases for a while now. This includes cases both at home and abroad.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Government has yet to respond to the letter from the EFCC demanding details of Saraki’s earnings as the governor of the state.
It was gathered that the government was taking its time to compile Saraki’s earnings for the eight years he spent as the Kwara State helmsman.
The Commission, as part of investigation into Saraki’s stewardship in the Senate and his tenure as Kwara State Governor, wrote to the Kwara State Government for details of his emoluments and other benefits.
The commission in a statement said it had indicting evidence and documents against Saraki, stressing that the probe was in the public interest.
The agency asked Saraki not to fret over the investigation into his earnings as governor and his stewardship in the Senate, “so long as he has no skeletons in his cupboard.”