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EFCC releases Saraki, but…

By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North

ABUJA — After spending some time with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, former Kwara State Governor, Bukola Saraki, was, yesterday, allowed to go home but on condition that he returns to the agency’s office on a fixed date.

A source at the commission told Vanguard that the lawmaker was temporarily left off the hook because he had some health issues to sort out in his family.

The source said: “Yes, we allowed him to go and sort out some issues related to the health of a member of his family, but we have asked him to report back on a specified date.

Senator Saraki
Senator Saraki

“As a matter of fact, investigation has not gone half way and we intend to question him the more over certain issues relating to his tenure as the governor of Kwara State and the defunct Societe General Bank of Nigeria, SGBN.

“We cannot disclose the amount of money involved in the investigation, but we will do that as investigation progresses on the matter.”

It will be recalled that after nearly two weeks exchange of words with EFCC, Saraki, Monday morning, surrendered to the operatives of the commission in Abuja.

Saraki was also said to have rendered an official statement to the anti-graft agency in line with the issues raised against him.


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