SENATE PRESIDENT’S WIFE TOYIN SARAKI QUESTIONED BY EFCC OVER MONEY LAUNDERING

Toyin Saraki, brought to the EFCC for interrogation

SaharaReporters has learned from sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that Toyin Saraki, the wife to Senate President Bukola Saraki, arrived at the EFCC “totally unprepared” for the questions interrogators were asking.

Senator Saraki and his wife have been the subject of intense pressure over documents which reveal they have been stealing and laundering money from Kwara State and various financial institutions for decades. These documents also reveal that Mrs. Saraki has played a significant role in assisting to launder these funds.

Mrs. Saraki was accompanied by an entourage of politicians and supporters as she arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja. Included in her entourage was founder of the Anti-Corruption Network, now Senator, Dino Melaye who has been criticized in recent weeks for flaunting his wealth on social media.

SaharaReporters reported earlier today that Mrs. Saraki arrived two hours late for her appointment. According to a senior agent at the EFCC Mrs. Saraki tried to intimidate the EFCC officials with melodrama and members of her entourage.

The EFCC successfully separated Mrs. Saraki from members of her entourage in order to effectively interrogate her in private, according to an investigator. This same EFCC investigator said that separating her was important because she was no longer able to distract officials.

He also told SaharaReporters that Mrs. Saraki was “thoroughly overwhelmed” by the knowledge of the investigators’ of her criminal acts linked to the laundering of stolen Kwara State funds and misappropriation of bank loans.

The EFCC investigator added that Mrs. Saraki “left shocked after seven hours of interrogation.”

She is due to return to the EFCC for further questioning on Wednesday at 10am.

EFCC Questions Senate President’s Wife, Toyin Saraki

Channels Television.
Updated July 28, 2015
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toyin SarakiThe wife of the Senate President, Toyin Saraki, was at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  for questioning over an alleged case of corruption.

 

On Tuesday, 

Mrs Saraki was accompanied by dozens of politicians including some serving Senators and some of her supporters to the EFCC’s office in Abuja.

After about five hours with the officials of the anti-graft agency indoors, Mrs Saraki left the premises with her supporters.

Neither the accused nor officials of the EFCC briefed waiting reporters of the latest development.

Mrs Saraki had been accused by the EFCC of an alleged involvement in a multi-million Naira misappropriation of bank loan and laundering of funds from the Kwara State Government while her husband served as the Governor of the state.

However, Senators of a group called ‘Like Minds’ in a statement signed by Senator Dino Melaye, said although, they did not want to make any hasty conclusion, they were surprised that about five years after Senator Saraki left the Kwara State Government House, the EFCC suddenly realised the need to invite the wife for questioning.

They urged the Commission to perform its lawful duties without any form of external control.

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in reaction, described the invitation of the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, EFCC as politically motivated.

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