Alleged N26b fraud caused Saraki’s problem with EFCC – Report


The media was on Saturday awash with the report of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s arrest and interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Another strand has been added to the report with The Nation publishing that Saraki was a guest of the EFCC in the capacity of alleged partaker in a N26bn fraud, property of Kwara, during his time and that of his predecessor, AbdulFatah Ahmed as the State governors.

 “He is being quizzed in respect of the N17billion bond and the ongoing probe of alleged diversion of N9billion during the tenure of ex-Governor Ahmed,” the source said.

“In the course of interacting with the ex-governor (Ahmed), some issues cropped up and it is important Saraki is investigated.

“We have been on this case since December 2020 and we have reached a convenient bend to invite Saraki.

“On this same case, a former Commissioner for Finance under Ahmed, Ademola Banu has been arraigned for alleged fraud,” an unnamed operative of the anti-graft agency told the paper.

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