Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said she will respond to the invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and assist the commission with its inquiries over corruption allegations levelled against her.
Toyin Saraki on Wednesday confirmed being invited by the commission but denied knowing the motive of the invitation.
Mrs Saraki, was invited by the EFCC in relation to questionable inflow of funds into companies she had stakes in when her husband was the governor of Kwara State.
She is expected to report at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja on July 28, 2015; where investigators would interrogate her for alleged financial crimes.
In a statement released through her private secretary, Akeem Olagoke, the Senate President’s wife claimed she had no idea of the intent of the anti-graft agency’s invitation.
“Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa and wife of the Senate President has been informed by her office that a letter of invitation was delivered to her office, by and from the EFCC.
“She has directed an immediate and formal response, to the EFCC, that she will be delighted to assist them with any lawful enquiries they may have, as a law abiding, transparent and accountable private citizen, ” Mr. Olagoke said.
Source: PREMIUM TIMES