$50m: Nigerians deserve to know who owns the money – Saraki

by Dolapo Adelana

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is not properly managing the recovering of monies.

Speaking during an interview with Arise TV Saraki said Nigerians determine to know who owned the $43.4m recovered by the EFCC.

“I believe this is something simple that the organisation (EFCC) should manage, even before the speculation started coming out. The circus has to come to end as to whether it belongs to individuals, companies, agencies or a state government.

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“We, however, believe they will sort it out and eventually tell Nigerians who owns the money. Nigerians deserve to know. The circus must stop,” he said.

He added, “I believe progress will be made faster if the process is transparent. Those are ways to strengthen institutions. When the process is transparent up to the investigative stage, people will not believe that it is because of this person that so, so, person is being prosecuted.

“Corrupt people are very patient, but with a transparent process, the fight against corruption will be won.

“On our part, we are doing all it takes to strengthen institutions. We have four bills before us, one is with the Constitution Amendment Committee, one has been taken back by the executive,” he said.

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