EFCC moves to investigate Saraki’s tenure as Kwara state governor

EFCC moves to investigate Saraki
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans to begin a fresh probe into the earnings of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, when he was governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.

According to Sahara Reporters, the anti-graft agency in a letter signed by its Zonal head, Isyaku Sharu and sent to the Kwara state government, stated that Saraki is to be investigated for an alleged case of conspiracy, abuse of office, misappropriation of public funds, theft, and money laundering.

The agency in the letter asked the state government to furnish it with a breakdown of Saraki’s income, as well as his entitlements as former Governor of the state.

The letter in part reads

“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish us with the full details of all his entitlements to include but not limited to emoluments, allowances, estacodes, other fringe benefits and severance package while he held sway as the Executive Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.

“This request is made pursuant to Section 38 (1) & (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004 and Section 21 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.”

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Saraki has been enmeshed in different corruption cases both in the country and internationally, together with his wife’s activities, detailed in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, a global investigation revealing top corrupt office holders in the world.

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