Intrigue: EFCC Witness Says Evidence Against Saraki Was Burnt In Fire

Intrigue: EFCC Witness Says Evidence Against Saraki Was Burnt In Fire

By Omos Oyibode | Staff Reporter on April 20, 2016
Bukola Saraki, Tinubu, Lagos, APC, PDP
Senator Bukola Saraki

An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Michael Wetkas, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal at the ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that certain documents in connection with the Saraki’s foreign transactions were consumed by fire.

Mr. Wetkas, who appeared before the CCT on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, during cross examination by one of Saraki’s counsel, Paul Usoro, told the CCT that the affidavits for the documents were issued by the Guarantee Trust Bank.

For his inability to produce the documents when asked to do so, he said it was one of the documents that were burnt.

Wetkas, however, said that there was an affidavit but he could not trace its whereabouts, saying that though he could not trace the document, the bank furnished the office with it.

Wetkas further revealed evidences from American Express Bank that did the transaction, adding that “Several telexes from American Express and facts are here from the American Express Bank.

“All the transfers request made by the investigating team to provide information was an off-shoot of the debit transaction that were already consummated on that account which showed that the bank carried out.

“There is no doubt that the transaction was actually carried out by American Express Bank.”


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