More revelations are emerging on how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki laundered public fund running into millions of dollars for the purpose of buying properties without declaring same in his assets declaration forms. A prosecution witness from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Michael Wetkas is telling the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja that Saraki operated three different accounts with Guaranty Trust Bank which he used for committing the alleged offense.
Saraki is being prosecuted by the Federal Government for an alleged false declaration of his assets between 2003 to 2011 as Governor of Kwara state. It was a marathon of testimonies by the prosecution witness, Michael Wetkas lasting for more than five hours. Led in evidence by the Prosecution Counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, the witness said that in October 6, 2009, there was a lodgment of cash into Saraki’s account for 87 times by several individuals in a single day. Similarly, the witness also revealed that on May 19, 2009 there was another cash lodgment of 10,000 dollars for 18 different times into Saraki’s GTB dollar account.
The prosecution witness equally testified that the senate president transferred four million thirty thousand dollars through American Express Services Network account for the purpose of buying properties in London. The trail is adjourned till April 18 for prosecution witness to continue his testimony and for cross examination.