According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained Nigeria’s former Senate President and former Governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, on charges of stealing and money laundering.
Ng Times broke the news in an exclusive story on Saturday afternoon. The EFCC allegedly arrested Saraki, according to the report.
“Mr Saraki is to answer questions over alleged theft and laundering of public funds using a network of cronies and proxy companies.
The suspected proxies, who executed purported contracts for Kwara State under Mr Saraki, allegedly made returns, for many years, to the former governor, forming an organised network of dirty money flow.”
According to the article, the monies involved in the alleged transactions total hundreds of millions of naira and thousands of dollars, with some of the proxy businesses being used to finance the former Senate President and even refurbish an Abuja house.