The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied ever dragging Senate President, Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on account of the false declaration of assets.
The denial was a sequel to the acquittal of Saraki of the 18 count charges levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau an arm of the Presidency
But this contradicts what went down during the trial. The Code of Conduct Tribunal had admitted into evidence, a statement Saraki made before the EFCCin relation to corruption allegations against him.
The EFCC’s denial came after Human Rights Lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), mocked the EFCC, over Saraki’s victory.
Ozekhome had added: “Through your unresearched and myopic stance, the government has serially lost cases. Rather than put your ‘Fuji House of Commotion’ in order, you always shamelessly declare that “corruption is fighting back”, and that the courts are against the anti-corruption fight, as if the courts owe the Executive a sacred duty and obligation to help it trample on citizens’ rights and win badly prepared and lousily prosecuted cases at all cost.
“What we saw from the EFCC stable as usual, was the usual Baba Sala’ Alawada Kerikeri’s Odeon histrionics, and sensational media hype of Saraki receiving humongous pensions from Kwara State Government, whilst simultaneously receiving a salary from NASS; of Saraki taking loans to buy many properties; of Saraki owning many assets, etc.