The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to comments by former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, against the commission.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orillade, in a statement Sunday night, said Saraki claimed that acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, begged him to help his confirmation by the Senate.
The commission noted that Saraki said this in his submission to the Chief Judge of Federal High Court on why he should ignore the request of the EFCC, seeking the transfer of its cases from Justice Taiwo Taiwo who recently granted ex-parte order to restrain the Commission from performing its statutory duties.
“Incidentally, the EFCC has filed a detailed response against the judge’s restraining order and took up issues over the controversial interim order”, it said.
“While waiting for the careful response of the CJ over the Commission’s request, we wish to advise ex- Senate President to carry his cross and allow the judiciary to performs its constitutional role.