Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has responded to the allegations made by the All Progressive Congress that he has some ‘links’ with suspected internet fraudster, Ramoni Igbalode aka Hushpuppi.
Odunews.com had earlier reported that the APC urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe some stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were pictured with Hushpuppi during the 2019 elections.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki tagged the APC’s calls as ‘irresponsible’ while also insisting that he has no ties whatsoever with Hushpuppi.
“The statement credited to the APC, the ruling party in our country, is one of the ways by which our anti-graft agencies are weakened and why the fight against corruption in the country is often viewed with suspicion by the international community.
“This is because when these cyber-crime suspects were operating freely and openly displaying wealth, the APC saw nothing bad in their activities. Also, the party at that time did not deem it necessary to call on the anti-graft agencies to investigate their activities,” the statement read.
Mr Olaniyonu added that his principal had, on several occasions, condemned the activities of these cyber criminals and called on the law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to make decisive interventions to checkmate their activities.
“He has also got a research institution, the Politeia Institute, whose board he chairs to commence a research on the best ways to tackle the menace.”
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