Late Chief Dr Olusola Saraki (MBBS), the father of the current Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was a one-time Senate leader in the 2nd Republic Senate between 1979-1983 and a Senate committee member that indicted Buhari over the missing $2.8billion.
In 1983, when the Senate Committee late Saraki chaired was investigating the stolen $2.8 Billion, from the coffers of NNPC between 1977-1978, under Buhari’s watch as NNPC Boss.
Muhammadu Buhari was indicted by the Nigerian Senate over the missing funds, as the Money was traced to his Bank accounts with British bank, Midland bank, now HSBC. Muhammdu Buhari and his Military gangs staged the 1983 coup that ousted the Shehu Shagari-led government to cover up his indictment by Senate Committee and the Justice Ayo Irikefe panels that probed the missing 2.8 billion dollars oil money.
The late Sen Abubakar Olusola Saraki was thrown behind bars together with members of his committee and other Nigerian politicians by Maj Gen Buhari. Regrettably, the $2.8 Billion probe was swept under the carpet, the audit trail and source documents destroyed by Buhari’s Military Government.
Buhari declared himself a saint with barrel of gun, as he is aware that no one will challenge him.
32 years gone, Nigerians are still asking where has the missing $2.8 Billion gone? The current value of $2.8billion stolen in 1970s in a simple compound interest worth over $887.25Billion. This is bigger than the budget of all African countries in few years.
Today, President Buhari want a pound of flesh, and scheming to retaliate what the late Chief Saraki ‘did’ to him, on his son and Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who was in school when this incident happened.
The President using EFCC to summon the wife of Senator Bukola Saraki, who held no political office for questioning for a fund transfer related case dating back to 13 years ago is strange.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on his own is thrown out for a mud fight from the Presidency and APC party leadership, using the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Tribunal, whose indicted chairman, Alhaji Danladi Umar have been avoiding prosecution for 9 months now over Millions of Naira bribe he received from a former Customs Controller General.
It is ludicrous that President Buhari will tell Nigerians that his disagreement with Senate President, Saraki will be resolved by using the CCB to drown him. The Leadership of the CCB should have been queried by honest Nigerians for ignoring to point out the error in Sen Saraki’s asset declaration form made 12 years ago.
President Buhari’s asset declaration in 2003 did not list his Asokoro, Abuja Mansion which worth over N6billion in 2015, knowing that he purchased the house before he made the initial declaration. While we support the war against corruption, using it to fight personal enemies or settling political differences must be discouraged and condemned by all Nigerians. The Nigerian Police and CCB ignoring an order from a superior court and threatening to arrest the Senate President is another set back on our Democracy that have blossomed in the last 4 years.