BY OBUTE JAMES
The witness from Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT Revealed how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki transfered $70,000 about N20m to his US account.
Unlike the previous proceedings, Saraki to was accompanied to tribunal with only four Senators.
An operative of the EFCC, Micheal Wetkas made the allegation while reading count 11 of the charge sheet.
According to Wetkas, “Count 11 of the charge sheet according to my understanding, Saraki operated a foreign bank account while he was the Governor of Kwara State where he transferred $73,223.28 which is equivalent to about N20m from his Guaranteed Trust Bank account to American Express Bank to his New York Account.”
Wetkas further stated that the EFCC got to know about the transaction during its investigation of Saraki’s financial transaction while he was in office as governor.
He maintained that, “all the request made by the investigation team to the bank was an off-shoot of the debit transactions already consummated on that particular account.
Wetkas said, “There is no doubt that this transaction was actually carried out to American Express Bank. The debit account of the defendant and the bank was very clear about the money transfered and where it was transfered to.
“The bank was invited and they confirmed that the transaction was actually carried out.”