Former Governor of Kwara State Bukola Saraki on Monday turned himself over to the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja where he was quizzed by investigators over a N9.7 billion loan.
It was alleged that the ex-governor used three of his companies to secure the loan, which was later allegedly fraudulently written off by the management of Intercontinental bank under Mr. Lai Alabi.
Saraki was supposed to appear at the SFU yesterday morning in Lagos. He later appeared in Abuja.
It was like a political rally at the Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU) Milliverton Road, Ikoyi Lagos as political associates, party leaders, and supporters of Saraki from Kwara came to show solidarity to the former governor.
His supporters were led by Mr. Ishola Fulani, the Kwara State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). They urged the police to handle the investigation with care and ensure that justice is done.
According to them, Saraki is a transparent man and can never be involved in any fraud.
Meanwhile, Saraki has been released by the police. A statement issued by the Media Assistant to the ex governor, Mr. Akintoba Fatigun, stated that Saraki had honoured the invitation by the police and was later released.
The statement reads in part, “today, following an invitation by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki visited the police headquarters, Louis Edet house, in Abuja at about 11am Monday morning to assist the police, as requested in the invitation letter, concerning an investigation relating to transactions between a company named as Joy Petroleum and Intercontinental Bank Plc.