We have evidence against you, EFCC tell Saraki

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has responded to statement by Senate President Bukola Saraki when he accuse the commission of ‘witch-hunting him’

Senate President earlier claim that the commission were sent by his political opponent to witch hunt him.

Reacting to Saraki’s claim, EFCC also claimed that they have evidence to probe Saraki.

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Tonyi Orilade, acting EFCC spokesman, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, stress that Bukola Saraki is not above the law, figuring out that the Commission is mandated by law “to enthrone probity and accountability in the governance space, a duty it claimed to have pursued without ill-will or malice against anyone.”

The Commission further revealed that they have indicting petitions and other evidence against the Senate President, stressing that “putting him through a legitimate forensic inquiry was the legitimate route to establish his integrity as a public servant.”

The statement reads, “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 over-arching public interest and due process of the law.

“Against the background of the possession 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.

“We have the mandate to rid the country of corruption and corrupt elements, no matter whose ox is gored.”

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