Senate President, Bukola Saraki, says he cannot go into hiding, as a result of the corruption charges he is facing at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Saraki had refused to show up at the Tribunal on Friday, and consequently, Justice Danladi Umar, had instructed the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to arrest Mr. Saraki and produce him on Monday.
However, the Senate President was reported to have travelled to Kwara state on Sunday, and the development fueled theories of him going to hide from the law.
But his media aide to Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, says his principal simply travelled to his home town in Ilorin, to douse frayed nerves over the recent developments.
He said: “How can he be hiding? He travelled to Ilorin to pray and calm frayed nerves and attend to some engagement.”
No. we are just arriving Abuja from Ilorin. Why will he leave Nigeria? For what? We are in Abuja. At least you know where he lives, you can come and have dinner with him.”
“He will return today (Sunday) to the Guest House to which he moved when a section of his house got burnt some weeks ago.
You know he moved to the Guest house before the issue of Code of Conduct arose and so it was not because of the issue he moved.”