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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday quizzed a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over alleged money laundering and misappropriation of public funds.

Saraki, was reportedly interrogated for hours by detectives over alleged involvement in misappropriation of billions of naira while he was Governor of Kwara State, between 2003 to 2011.

The interrogation was as a result of contracts awarded while he was Governor.

Yusuph Olaniyonu of the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office, confirmed that he Saraki visited the EFCC office on Saturday afternoon.

“The Media Office of Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki will like to confirm that this afternoon, Dr Saraki, of his own volition, visited the office of the EFCC to clarify any issue that the commission may want to raise with him.”

Olaniyonu also said in the statement that following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the fundamental human rights case filed by Saraki against the EFCC which stopped the commission from investigating him until the matter is dispensed with, the commission on July 14th, 2021, had pleaded with the judge that the order was preventing it from doing their job.

Olaniyonu said: “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. Dr. 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.”

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