FG to Saraki: You can’t escape from EFCC’s investigation

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The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has insisted that Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki can not wish away his current probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The AGF is responding to the fundamental right enforcement suit filed by Saraki to stop his probe by the EFCC, noting that the acquittal of the Senate President in previous criminal cases, including the one instituted against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, could not stop him from being charged with another offence.

Saraki had told Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja that the interim seizure of his houses by the EFCC, as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, was a violation of his rights.

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But in the response to the suit, which was filed on May 23, 2019, when Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) was still in office, the AGF office denied being part of any plot by the EFCC or any of the respondents to carry out any act of “a witch-hunt, vendetta, revenge or persecution” against Saraki on the whims of the All Progressives Congress.

It added that the discretion to initiate a criminal investigation against any person was a constitutional power of the second to the sixth respondents.

Justice Taiwo has fixed June 24 for the hearing.

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