A Senior Agent in office of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has disclosed that the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has ordered for the immediate arrest of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The arrest order is in connection with an alleged report, that apart from State Governors who individually pocketed as much as N400 million in the scandalous Paris Club Loan refund, Saraki grabbed for himself at least N3.5 billion.
An investigator alleged that the Senate President, converted his own proceeds into dollars, and may have laundered the funds through Dubai and Germany.
According to the source who spoke with SaharaReporters: “The anti-corruption officials were on the verge of arresting Saraki and his accomplice, a former MD of his late father’s bank, Robert Mbonu”.
The source added: “EFCC operatives paused, when they were told to wait until President Muhammadu Buhari returns from his vacation on February 6. The President has yet to return.”
Reacting to the move by the anti-graft agency, a Political Commentator said that Ibrahim Magu was leaking the on-going investigation to prime himself for a second appearance for his confirmation by the Senate.
Recall, that the Saraki-led Senate had rejected the confirmation of Magu as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC, based on a report by Department of State Security, DSS.
Though, his name has been re-nominated by the Presidency, which is still awaiting confirmation by the Senate.