Saraki denies association with fraudster Hushpuppi


Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has denied any form of association with internet fraudster Ramon Igbalode aka Hushpuppi, who was recently arrested by the Interpol in Dubai for allegations bothering on cyber crime.

In a statemtn issued on his behalf by his spokesperson Yusuf Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that he has no form of association with the said suspect and accused the ruling All Progressives Congress APC of mudslinging and playing politics at the expense of the nation’s image.

“The only time the APC deemed it necessary to make a statement was when it thought it should play dirty, cheap and irresponsible politics.

“Dr. Saraki was the only political leader who has publicly made a statement through an Op-Ed article published in the Daily Trust newspaper of July 1, 2020 titled “Cyber Criminals: Confronting The Few Who Dent Many” and this opinion article had been widely circulated online…and on other platforms.

“In that article, he strongly condemned the activities of these cyber criminals and called on the law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to make decisive interventions to checkmate their activities.

“He has also got a research institution, the Politeia Institute, whose board he chairs to commence a research on the best ways to tackle the menace.

“Such a noble intervention in tackling a menace is what Dr. Saraki believes in, not mudslinging and playing politics at the expense of the nation’s image,” the statement read in part.

He called on the APC leadership to rein on its official Yekini Nabena and compel him to desist from making and circulating such “malicious, odious and offensive claims.”

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