Debo Adeniran, CACOL President
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, a Lagos-based rights organisation, has slammed Mrs. Toyin Saraki, the wife of Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki, for allowing a huge crowd to accompany her to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, some days ago.
Mrs. Saraki is being investigated for alleged alleged money laundering which reports claimed, occurred while she was the First Lady of Kwara State.
She was recently grilled for six hours by the EFCC, but she visited the office of the anti-graft agency with an entourage that included some senators, a situation many Nigerians have also condemned.
In a statement Friday, CACOL described the visit by Toyin Saraki with her entourage to the EFCC as a national embarrassment.
“Well-meaning Nigerians were taken aback as they watched on their television sets the large entourage of Mrs. Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President, which comprised mainly of the nation’s ‘honourable’ lawmakers from both the higher and lower chambers.
“These national lawmakers and supposed representatives of the Nigerian people, reportedly accompanied Mrs. Saraki, who had been invited by the anti-corruption agency to come and answer to an allegation of corrupt practice, in a show of solidarity with the accused.
“The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL is particularly disturbed and miffed at what it terms not only a show of shame and gross irresponsibility, but a clear anti-thesis of what their primary constitutional duty is.
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Source:: PM Newspaper