Again the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has detained then immediate past president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, in custody over allegations of theft and money laundering, This is according to a report from Premium Times.
In the report, Mr Saraki, a one time Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday, according to sources familiar with the development , a situation that may trigger another episode of troubles for the politician.
It would be recalled that when Mr Saraki was senate president between 2015 and 2019, he spent a considerable time facing allegations of corruption and false declaration of assets. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in June 2018.
However, in his new case with the EFCC, claims Mr Saraki is to answer questions over alleged theft and laundering of public funds using a network of cronies and proxy companies.
The suspected proxies, who executed purported contracts for Kwara State under Mr Saraki, allegedly made returns, for many years, to the former governor, forming an organised a network of dirty money flow.
The funds involved were huge, running into hundreds of millions in naira and hundreds of thousands in foreign currencies at various times, sources said.