Senate President Bukola Saraki
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus is divided over a petition being promoted by one of its senators, seeking to probe the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, over allegations of diversion of at least N1 trillion seized from corrupt and convicted persons.
According to THEWILL, a notorious first term senator, Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North), an ally of Senate President Bukola Saraki, whose wife, Toyin, is under investigation by the anti-graft agency for allegedly using her bank accounts to launder billions of naira of Kwara State government funds while Saraki served as Governor, is the arrowhead of the probe.
Senator Saraki is covertly behind the probe to get back at Lamorde, who approved the interrogation of Mrs. Saraki.
Curiously, the bid to probe Lamorde using the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions did not follow due process, according to some senators opposed to the bid. They said the petition was not discussed on the floor of the Senate and ought to have been sent directly to the Senate President and not to a freshman senator with zero legislative record like Nwaoboshi, who is also notoriously corrupt.
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