The Department of State Services (DSS) has cleared Senate President Bukola Saraki and other members of the National Assembly over alleged theft of N310million.
It described the story as “malicious falsehood” being spread by one of its dismissed officers, Abdulrasheed Maigari.
“The story making the rounds that the sum of N310 million belonging to the Senate President was stolen in 2015 is a malicious falsehood,” a senior officer of DSS told THIS DAY in Abuja.
“From our investigation, the money in question did not belong to the Senate President or any member of the National Assembly for that matter.
“The investigation conducted by the DSS and the confessional statement made by Abdulrasheed Maigari, a suspect in the case, did not support this claim at all,” he said, adding: “Maigari’s recent claim in the media is nothing but a made up story to achieve a hidden motive.”
On Sunday, Saraki’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Ologun, also debunked the allegations linking the Senate President with the N310million, that was said to be stolen from a Bureau de Change (BDC) operator in November 2015.
Maigari was recently arrested by a combined operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit from the Abuja Police Command, alongside the suspected gang leaders, Emeka Kelvin and Ndubuisi Prince Uzor on March 26.
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