The Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop witch-hunt against him.
KanyiDaily had reported that the EFCC started a fresh investigate against Saraki, while he was the Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.
EFCC stated that it is investigating Saraki for an alleged case of conspiracy, abuse of office, misappropriation of public funds, theft, and money laundering.
In reaction, the Senate president issued a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, which argued that the exercise by the EFCC was only aimed at settling scores, laced with malicious and partisan motives.
Saraki insisted that the new investigation into his activities as governor of Kwara State was a repeat performance, adding that the EFCC was fishing for evidence that they did not get in the past investigations, which spanned almost nine years.
He reminded the commission that he is not an outgoing governor, adding that since 2011, tens of governors have been in and out of the various state houses, likewise, hundreds of Senators and members of House of Representatives.
“To single out one individual for persistent investigation can only be logically and plausibly interpreted to be a witch-hunt.
“This is definitely no fight against corruption. It is a battle waged against a ‘political enemy’. It is a ‘label to damage’ plot,” the statement argued.
Saraki also revealed that not satisfied with the reports submitted by its various teams, which had worked on the his case in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, and Lagos, the EFCC had constituted a fresh team to investigate the office of Senate president and also despatched another letter late last week to the Clerk of the Senate signed by Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar Abba.