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Toyin Saraki Visits EFCC for Questioning | 5 Senators & 20 House of Reps Members Accompany Her

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Toyin Saraki at EFCC office

Toyin Saraki at the EFCC office

Last week, it was reported that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) invited Senate President Bukola Saraki‘s wife, Toyin Saraki for questioning over alleged shady contracts awarded during her husband’s tenure as governor of Kwara State.

ThisDay reports that the questioning was conducted on Tuesday, and five senators and 20 House of Representatives’ members, including the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly Ali Ahmad, accompanied her to the EFCC office. She arrived at the their office at 12:30 pm and departed at 6:15 pm.

The senators who were with her include Dino Maleye, Peter Nwaobosi, Abdul Abubakar, Binta Mashin and Isa Misau.

After the visit, her private secretary Hakeem Olagoje, released the following statement on her behalf:

As a citizen with the utmost respect for the highest standards of transparency and democratic accountability, Mrs. Toyin Saraki visited the EFCC today as per their invitation.

Mrs. Saraki made herself available to assist the commission wholeheartedly with any lawful enquiry they may have. Following today’s visit, Mrs Saraki will continue to cooperate fully with the EFCC and hopes for a prompt and positive resolution in satisfaction of this enquiry.”

Having placed an emphasis on the importance of accountability, transparency and diligent reporting, Mrs. Saraki maintains that she has always operated within the law and to the highest standards of global compliance in all of her activities.

Mrs. Saraki reaffirmed her willingness to assist the EFCC and expects that the spirit of this enquiry will follow the global standards and principles of open democracy, transparency and impartially that the EFCC and other similar organisations around the world are founded upon.

Mrs. Saraki looks forward to drawing a line under the matter and continuing in her global advocacy on maternal, newborn and child health.

Photo Credit: ThisDay

23 Comments

  1. Fasholaslover

    July 29, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I don’t understand why all these people followed her. But knowing the mentality of some of these sycophant at the EFCC, it is not impossible to want to humiliate the woman. But l am happy she is cooperating and l like this part of her press release…”Mrs. Saraki reaffirmed her willingness to assist the EFCC and expects that the spirit of this enquiry will follow the global standards and principles of open democracy, transparency and impartially that the EFCC and other similar organisations around the world are founded upon”.

    If eventually, she is found guilty, she should serve her time. If not, EFFC should also tell us. We don’t want the EFCC pulling people in either high profile or not, just to make the news.

    • Kadara

      July 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

      So 5 jobless Senators followed her. They should be ashamed of themselves, EFCC should have invited them in separate rooms and asked them what they know since they seem to know her well. Nigerians and sycophancy . Dino Malaye is an embarrassment to Kogi State

    • Laura

      July 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Big one for that matter. He blows hot and cold!

    • Pffft

      July 29, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Why do you think they went with her? to intimidate EFCC, so that even if they had any serious allegations against they would be too intimidated to press her. if she was afraid of nothing or had nothing to hide, why did she need them?
      as for her press, were u expecting them to write anymore than the did?

  2. chy

    July 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

    They should have invited the queen of england together with obama to go with them.The entourage is small na.

  3. le coco

    July 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Joblesness is a disease. .. All those senators no get work ni…. they know just what she has promised them… mtchew .
    Look at how they r even using the word “invited” asif she is attending a party… mtchew.. this woman should spend her time once found guilty oo

  4. baby geh sipping tea

    July 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    since we are going for the wives, I patiently await when Dame Judith Amaechi will be invited by EFCC……after all the rule of law (and the fight against corruption) is blind and does not recognise party affiliations.

    • Ashley

      July 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      I remember reading a while ago (I think in his first term) that R.A said she would not have an office. is it true? She has to be a baby compared to these Sarakis. from SGBN to Kwara state. the plundering didn’t start today. Coutts bankers. It ain’t no beans.

    • ShineShineShine

      July 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Justice is blind they say. Pls. Include Remi Tifnubu. Remi, being Tinubu’s wife need no explanation. And while we are at it, they should not forget Aisha Buhari. Where did she get the N134Million for the drugs she donated to the IDP during the elections.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      July 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Aisha Buhari has never been in Government. Assuming your figures are correct, you realise its possible for private individuals to have money, for charitable individuals to donate to a cause as good as healthcare, you know this right??

    • ShineShineShine

      July 29, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Aunty, so was Mrs Saraki in Govt? You my friend should take time and think before commenting. You are all over like a bad rash.

      Innocent until proven guilty. Invitation is not a sign of guilt right?

  5. Anthony

    July 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    The supporters only followed her to show solidarity, nothing else. Mind u we are talking about the wife of the no 3 citizen of Nigeria. So do u expect her to just go alone, knowing that it is possible she is exposed to undue humiliation.

    • Lamy

      July 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Abeg are these Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, or Saraki’s Senators. These doesn’t make sense, not even small

  6. Abby

    July 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    For some reason, i had always seen this woman as a calm, level-headed person who pretty much does her thing quietly. Quite surprising. Things are not always what they appear I guess.

  7. nnenne

    July 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    At the end of the day, all these mean nothing if we don’t have systems and processes in place for checks and balances.
    Stopping corruption before it happens will save us time and money.

  8. Mide

    July 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Post Tag AKA #WhenYouBooIsABoss!!! *Runsaway!!!! #justforlaughs…ciao!

  9. Dola

    July 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Mrs Saraki comes from one of the richest family in the South, a family that is of the highest pedigree in the country. She comes from money and has had since when she was a little child. She has always been and still is humble and very quiet, working tirelessly in the background doing work that all the so called government officials can not do in their elected. She has been involved in her global advocacy on maternal, newborn and child health way before anyone even thought of it in Nigerian including people at the Ministerial level. Despite her wealth before she even became a governor’s wife, Toyin has always been calm, and she is one of those people that do not carelessly seek attention but do good for the society quietly.

    This seems to be a witch hunt by the EFCC to humiliate her to try to get to her husband. I dont see EFCC going after Remi Tinubu upon all the stolen money in Lagos State.

    And to all those saying people escorted her to EFCC, which of you will allow your spouse’s go into a high stakes LION’s den without sending some kind of protection or support. For the women out there, won’t you want your husband to do the same for you? FOr the men out there, won’t you send people to escort your babe?

    All in all – May justice prevail but more importantly, may God’s will be done always.

    • Aso Oke

      July 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Just because you Steal from Paul and do Charity for Peter makes you an automatic saint. Oya explain the secret accounts Saraki used to funnel Kwara States funds. Mind you the Saraki’s have always been wealthy. Its all greed. Barawos.

    • Soraya

      July 29, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Do you really think Toyin Saraki is the real culprit? EFCC can’t touch her husband, so they thought to go for the thing closest to him and that is his wife. As for the senators, it is her choice to accompany her. The whole thing by EFCC is nothing more than a political plot devised by APC to try to bring down Saraki

  10. Lamy

    July 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Abeg are these Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, or Saraki’s Senators. These doesn’t make sense, not even small

  11. Aso Oke

    July 29, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    NAIJA!!! Una see you leaders, these are the people getting $2.5M salaries, playing bodyguards for Saraki’s wife. What makes it more sad is that people like Dino got rewarded with Chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc committee on Publicity. To think Saraki and his wife lived and studied in the UK and are citizens of the UK self, you will hope they will have a higher standard of making Kwara state better place and even the best state. Instead the greed in their eyes is glaring. Selfish bastards. God go punish una, ask Jonathan people, their chop chop is now causing them bad belle and sickness.

  12. abuzz

    July 31, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Surely dis senators a still on dere shoes to raw wif coruption God have mercy on us d ordinary nigerians iT shall nt b well wif does thiefs

  13. jani

    August 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Toyin Saraki has always been calm and focused, despite wealth and her husband’s position. I liked her statement too. Looking at the way EFCC is running from pillar to post now with orishirishi press releases in debunking their own summons to senate on trillions naira fraud, I won’t be surprised if their attack on Mrs Saraki (who exudes innocent righteousness) ends up exposing the rot in that very EFCC.

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