We Will Probe You. No One Is Above The Law - EFCC To Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, will be probed by the commission, for he is not above the law. 

Funsho Akinwale

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has informed the Senate President, Olubukola Saraki, that he is not above the law to be probed.

The anti-graft commission made this clear while reacting to Saraki’s statement that the probe was a witch-hunt.

The former Kwara State Governor also accused the agency of working against his new appointment at International Human Rights Commission.

The commission stated further that they are discharging their duty as far as corruption is concerned.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the EFCC is obligated by law to enthrone probity and accountability in the governance space and has supremely pursued this duty without ill-will or malice against anyone.

“It is in the interest of the public, and for Saraki’s personal good, that he is not only above board, but be seen at all times to be so.

“Indeed, all the instances in which the EFCC have had cause to sleuth into his financial activities either as a former governor or President of the Senate were driven by overarching public interest and due process of the law.

“Against the background of the posse of indicting petitions and other evidence available to the EFCC, even Saraki will agree with the commission that putting him through a legitimate forensic inquiry is the legitimate route to establish his integrity as a public servant.

“The distinguished Senate President has no need to fret so long as he has no skeletons in his cupboard.

“The commission has a sacred mandate to rid the country of corruption and corrupt elements and restates its unflinching resolve to achieve these, no matter whose ox is gored,” the commission said.

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