Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki late Tuesday denied sponsoring the petition against Ibrahim Lamorde, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
There has been allegations that Saraki, using one Mr. George Uboh, sponsored a smear campaign against Lamorde as pay back for the humiliation he recently suffered in the hands of the anti-graft agency
Among sundry allegations, Uboh had alleged that Lamorde diverted funds, including the loot recovered from a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha; and former Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.
Part of the petition highlighted that the “EFCC colludes with real estate companies in order to grossly undervalue seized assets before there are sold to their cronies; EFCC has not accounted for offshore recoveries; and, over half of the assets seized from suspects are not reflected in EFCC exhibit records.”
Denying his alleged role in the issue that has seen the Senate divided over the invitation of Lamorde for questioning, Saraki’s media office the Senate President never sponsored anyone to smear the integrity of the EFCC.
“It is pertinent and with all sense of responsibility and commitment to state unequivocally that the story is far from the truth. A fabricated story that can not sell to dent the image of Senator Saraki.
Ibrahim Lamorde, EFCC Chairman
“The general public is fully aware that the said online platform which published the false story has been an agent of media attack on the person of the Senate President and that all allegations made by the online platform against the have fallen flat on their face as bare lies, concocted with malicious intention.
“To set the record straight, no body can rightfully claim that Senator Saraki engaged the services of the petitioner or any other person for that matter. There are about four different petitions from individuals, groups and …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper