N12 Million Cash Was Stolen In My House – Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has said that burglars stormed his country home in Ilorin, Kwara State and stole a whooping N12 million from an administrative office near his house.
Reacting to a media report in a statement signed by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the incident occurred 2 weeks ago at administrative quarters in the house adding that the incident had been reported to the police.
Although, Olaniyonu did not disclose why Saraki needed that much cash in his house, he, however, declared that the said the money was not public funds.
The statement read in part: “The report yesterday by the media about a burglary in the Ilorin home of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki contained series of falsehood and at best an exaggeration of an incident which happened two weeks ago in which N12 million was stolen by some unknown persons inside the Administrative Office located next door to the house.”
“Unknown persons broke into the safe in the Administrative Office and stole the N12 million. The incident had since been reported to the police and the Kwara State Police command are investigating the matter with a view to nail the culprits.
“There is therefore no truth in the claim that the money ran into hundreds of millions, that it was in foreign currency or that the incident happened in Dr. Saraki’s room. The amount was simply in Naira. Also, the money has nothing to do with Kwara State Government.
“For the umpteenth time, we need to reiterate the fact that the media fixation that any money spent by Saraki or that is in his possession is from Kwara State Government is unfounded, unwarranted, lacks any basis and irresponsible.
“We wonder whether Saraki was such a poor man before 2003 when he was elected Governor that he could no longer own any money without the media attributing th


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