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EFCC quizzes Bukola Saraki  print

Published on August 12, 2013 by   ·   15 Comments


Nnamdi Felix / Abuja

Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday in Abuja began the questioning of former Governor of the central state of Kwara, Bukola Saraki on fraud allegations related to his tenure as the chief executive of Kwara State.

P.M. NEWS gathered that Saraki, now a Senator reported to the Abuja headquarters of the anti-graft agency on Monday morning.

The office of the former Governor had earlier confirmed that it received an invitation from EFCC while the Senator was away on lesser Hajj.

Findings at the commission indicated that the embattled senator is being grilled by anti-graft operatives over an ongoing cat and mouse race the senator has been having with the authorities in relation to an alleged forgery and stealing of the sum of N21 billion belonging to Joy Petroleum Limited.

The senator recently had to seek refuge at a Federal High Court in Abuja following his refusal to honour an invitation issued him by the Nigeria Police which invited him to assist in the investigation of the alleged crime. The Police had secured an order of a Federal High Court in Lagos which declared Saraki wanted. The police also issued a warrant for his arrest.

Justice Gladys Olotu of the Federal High Court in Abuja , while vacating the Lagos court’s for the arrest of the senator, noted that the steps taken by the Police then had over-reached the suit instituted by the senator which was intended to question his invitation by the Police without any specific allegation made against him.

The Police had argued that the steps it took in inviting the senator was based on intelligence reports which indicated that Bukola Saraki was about to run out of the country in a similar manner as a former governor who ran away from the country to evade justice only to end up in UK where he was tried and sentenced to thirteen years imprisonment.

Despite the court’s ruling over the matter, Bukola and his wife later reported to the Headquarters of the Nigeria Police where they were both grilled over the alleged multi billion Naira forgery scam and they made statements to the Police.

Monday’s grilling of Saraki by the operatives of the EFCC at the commission’s headquarters was said to be related to new findings unearthed in the investigation of the alleged crime. These new findings however, are yet to be revealed at the time of filing this report.

A source within the commission informed P.M. News that the senator is undergoing some “question and answer” sessions at the commission over some developments made in the investigation of the N21 billion forgery at Joy Petroleum Limited in which the senator and his family have substantial interest.

“My brother, I’ve left the office right now, but as at the time I left the office, the man was still there. He’s likely going to spend the night there going by the way the interrogation is going,” said the official who spoke to P.M. News in confidence.

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15 Comments for “EFCC quizzes Bukola Saraki”

  1. ayo joe

    efcc is a toothless bulldog.

  2. MALAM SHEHU

    IT IS ABOUT TIME THE EFCC ARREST THIS MAN. IT IS OBVIOUS TO SEE HOW THIS KWARA STATE “IDOL” LOOTED THE STATE TREASURY WHILE THE “MUMUS” IN KWARA WERE WORSHIPING THE SARAKI FAMILY.
    NEXT IN LINE FOR EFCC SHOULD BE PASTOR ADEBOYE OF RCCG. THIS MAN HAVE ALL THESE “MUMUS” GIVING THE MAN THEIR MONEY TO BY PLANE WHILE THEY CONTINUE TO GO TO THE SO CALLED PRAYER CITY IN “FUNKY” TRAIN – PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THE CONTINUE TO GIVE THE SO CALLED MAN OF GOD THEIR MONEY TO BUILD UNIVERSITY THAT THEY COULD NOT AFFORD TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN.
    IT IS GOOD TO BELIEVE IN GOD, BUT IT IS BAD TO FOLLOW BLINDLY. MANY FOLLOWERS OF MOST OF THESE SO CALLED MAN OF GOD ARE FOLLOWING BLINDLY. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SUFFER YOURSELF IN GOING TO PRAYER CITY BECAUSE YOU WANT YOUR PRAYER ANSWERED, WHO TOLD YOU THAT GOD WON’T ANSWER YOUR PRAYER IF YOU PRAY FAITHFULLY IN THE CORNER OF YOUR ROOM?
    NIGERIANS DO TOO MUCH FOLLOW FOLLOW!! NIGERIANS WORSHIP HUMAN BEING NOT GOD!!!

    • babs

      Malam Boko haram na so una dey start religious crisis wetin concern past Adeboye wit Saraki now?if u no knw wetin 2 du abeg go throw bomb at ur brodas n sistas for north.Idiot

  3. kola awolumate

    Sheu or want do is your name idiot.what has the man of God got to do with this matter.May the thunder of God strike you.idiot.

  4. Ayour Pee

    I saw this coming. Why wait until it’s obvious that Saraki isn’t on the same page with GEJ before commencing the case? It’s obvious that most of our ex-governors run to senate to cover up their criminal acts and most of them get away with it as long as they can lick the President anus.

    Whatever happened to the celebrated case of Farouk and Otedola??? God is watching o … And at the appropriate time He will strike!!!

  5. Likely to be punished for an offence committed by his boy governor-Abdulfatah,for his membership of 19 against 16.I dey laugh.

  6. Aare

    Which way Nigerians??? The government is not fighting corruption but anybody invited for questioning is being persecuted, he e!

  7. fun

    we shoud allow efcc to do thier work.

  8. IGU

    efcc is a trained dog always hunting for oppositions…lets see who the bulldog will catch in the next 720 days. we shall see

  9. go to hell malam…u are boko haram…what is your problem with our pastors….ADEBOYE, OYEDEPO ,KUMUYI and CHRIS………THEY are doing GOD’s Work perfectly and we’re proud to have them in this generation…….Tell your muslims imams to use their own money to boko haram money to build up santuary for u people….let them have their own university where they will teach u more about killing,raping,bombing and shoting inoncent people……Please for God sake dont ever criticise again our Father in the LORD JESUS CHRIST OR ELSE u will die like Osama bin laden and go to hell…..i decree this to in JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN!!!!!!………..michael abidjan

  10. MALAM SHEHU

    @KOLA AWOLUMATE AND MICHEAL ABIDJAN, I AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD EVEN REPLY YOUR COMMENTS. YOU GUYS NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND LEARN HOW TO SPEAK AND WRITE PROPER ENGLISH. SECONDLY, YOU GUYS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE “MUMU” TILL YOU DIE, YOU COULD CONTINUE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELFARE OF YOUR OF YOUR SO CALLED MAN OF GOD AND CONTINUE USING YOUR “FOOTWAGEN” TILL YOU DIE WHILE YOUR MAN OF GOD IS FLYING AROUND IN A COMFORTABLE JET BOUGHT WITH YOUR MONEY. OPEN YOUR EYES, MUMU !!! CATHOLIC POPE HAS MORE FOLLOWERS AND CHURCHES THAN ALL THESE YOUR PASTORS COMBINED TOGETHER BUT HE NEVER BOUGHT A PRIVATE PLANE, AND YET HE VISITS MORE PLACES THAN YOUR PASTORS IN HIS ALITALIA FLIGHTS. FOR YOU “MUMUS”. ALITALIA IS A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE.

  11. MALAM SHEHU

    BY THE WAY, FOR THE OTHER “MUMUS” WONDERING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP OF THIS SARAKI’S CASE WITH YOUR PASTORS, OPEN YOUR EYES!!! THERE IS CORRUPTION IN EVERY LEVEL AND EVERY FIBER OF OUR SOCIETY, BE IT IN POLITICS, GOVERNMENT, MOSQUES, CHURCHES,. . . JUST NAME IT!!!

  12. emmanuel

    Nigeria is just impossible to lead.

    The president pursues thieves, it is vendetta. If he ignores them he is mumu and corrupt.

    My request to God ‘Father let my country be under bondage as long as the populace refuse to repent and be Godly’

    if 5 ex-governors are tried and thrown into jail, Nigeria will be good for it. Unfortunately, the Lawyers who usually form the core of civil right campaigners are accessories to those crimes by bribing judges to frustrate corruption cases. And the judges would as usual smile to the banks and give jankara judgement (are these people Jonathan)

    Whoever wants to rescue Nigeria should begin by sanitising his own family. This nation is too corrupt!

  13. eskimo mkd

    Well,prof mallam shehu,you hve confirmed dat u remain a mallam nomatter how you spell and pronounce mallam.whether with the first M or the last M, mallam like u remains a mallam.is it not better that our pastors use our money to buy prvte jets than using it to support bharam.u have many things goin wrong in ur blood stained north which u shld be concerned about.don’t cry for us.

  14. KWARA WILL BE SET FREE ONE DAY FROM SLAVERY. AND TO U MALLAM U ARE INCURING THE WRATH OF GOD. YOU DARE SPEAK AGAINST THE ANOINTED OF GOD. GOD FORGIVE U.

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