How Saraki transfered over $78,000 to foreign account while Kwara State Governor – Witness tells Tribunal


20 Apr 2016

How Saraki transfered over $78,000 to foreign account while Kwara State Governor – Witness tells Tribunal

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Dr Bukola Saraki
Dr Bukola Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, transferred about N20m to a foreign account while he was Governor of Kwara State.

An operative of the EFCC, Micheal Wetkas made the allegation while reading count 11 of the charge sheet.

According to Wetkas, “Count 11 of the charge sheet according to my understanding, Saraki operated a foreign bank account while he was the Governor of Kwara State where he transferred $73,223.28 which is equivalent to about N20m from his Guaranteed Trust Bank account to American Express Bank to his New York Account.”

Wetkas further stated that the EFCC got to know about the transaction during its investigation of Saraki’s financial transaction while he was in office as governor.

He maintained that, “all the request made by the investigation team to the bank was an off-shoot of the debit transactions already consummated on that particular account.

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Wetkas said, “There is no doubt that this transaction was actually carried out to American Express Bank. The debit account of the defendant and the bank was very clear about the money transfered and where it was transfered to.

“The bank was invited and they confirmed that the transaction was actually carried out.”

Chairman of the tribunal sought to shield the witness from giving clarifications on questions sought by Saraki’s counsel, Paul Usoro.

The matter has been stood down for 30 minutes.

Details later…

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News Source: DailyPost, 9jaTales

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