6 June 2016
Nigeria’s Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday admitted that burglars who broke into his house in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital stole N12 million, denying reports that N300 million was the amount stolen.
Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja disclosed that the incident took place two weeks ago at the administrative quarters located very close to the house.
Saraki denied reports that the sum was N300 million was the amount stolen by the burglars.
He informed that the incident has been reported to the police and confirmed that the burglary is already being investigated. H added that the money was private and not public fund.
Saraki’s statement which was titled, “SaharaReporters’ Story Full of Falsehood and Exaggeration” read in part:
“The report yesterday by SaharaReporters 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.
“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 by SaharaReporters 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.”