EFCC Currently Investigating Bukola Saraki’s Tenure As Kwara State Governor
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is currently investigating the activities of former senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, during his 2003 tenure as the governor of Kwara State.
The EFCC however, failed to disclose the reason why they are investigating him, they only said the investigation was not because of Saraki’s new appointment as the ambassador at large by the International Human Rights Commission. The EFCC had asked for information on Saraki’s tenure as governor of Kwara from 2003-2011, from the Kwara State government, they paid particular reference to Saraki’s earnings as a sitting governor at that time.
The post read in part, “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.
“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.
Recall that the EFCC and Saraki have been at war since 2016, when Saraki refuted all attempts by the senate to confirm Ibrahim Magu, who was the acting Chairman of the commission. This made Ibrahim Magu, to continue to work in acting capacity in the EFCC. The EFFC, also gave evidence against Saraki during his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, a case he eventually won. Overtime, many of Saraki’s aides have either been arraigned or are currently being probed by the EFCC.