Reports say operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday grilled Toyin, the wife of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki for six hours at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.
The EFCC is investigating Mrs. Saraki over allegations of suspicious transactions in companies she is suspected to have links.
The Senate President’s wife arrived at the anti-graft agency’s head office at about 12:20pm, and was immediately ushered into the room, where she was interrogated until about 6:15pm, when she was driven out of the Commission’s premises.
She was accompanied to the Commission’s headquarters by five Senators, about 20 House of Representatives members, as well the Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly.
The Senators, who accompanied Saraki’s wife to the EFCC’s Headquarters were: Senators Dino Melaye, Peter Nwaobosi, Abdul Abubakar, Binta Mashin, and Isa Misau, while a large crowd of supporters from Kwara State also accompanied her to the Commission’s Headquarters.
In a statement, Mrs. Saraki, through her Foundation, Wellbeing Foundation, said: “As a citizen with the utmost respect for highest standards of transparency and democratic accountability, Her Excellency 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 Tuesday’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”.