The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced investigating Senate President Bukola Saraki from 2003 when he was elected governor of Kwara State.
The EFCC said on Monday in a Facebook post that it was probing Saraki not because of his new appointment as the ambassador at large by the International Human Rights Commission, though the commission did not state why it was probing the former Kwara State governor.
EFCC had written a letter to the Kwara State Government requesting information on all of Saraki’s earnings during his tenure from 2003 to 2011.
According to the Facebook post, “For the avoidance of doubt, an investigation into the Senate President’s activities while he held sway as the governor of Kwara State started long before his nomination and emergence as IHRC ambassador.
It said “In fact, the commission’s letter to the Kwara State Government House which sought an inquest into Saraki’s earnings as the state governor, from 2003 to 2011 was dated Friday, April 26, 2019, predating his announcement as IHRC ambassador at large which came on Sunday, April 28, 2019, with two clear days.
“We wish to restate our resolve to resist distractions from any quarter in our efforts to rid the country of corruption and corrupt elements.