The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has disclosed that some robbers invaded his home in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, about two weeks ago and made away with N12m cash.
Saraki, who gave the explanation in Abuja through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, noted that the money was stolen from the Administrative Office located next door to his house.
He said, “Unknown persons broke into the safe in the Administrative Office and stole the N12m. The incident had since been reported to the police and the Kwara State Police Command is investigating the matter, with a view to nailing 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 and the money has nothing to do with the Kwara State Government.”
The statement further explained that the money “does not belong to the Kwara State Government, as being insinuated by some people.”
The statement noted that Saraki would allow the police to do their work and unravel the person or persons behind the theft.