As investigation into an alleged financial crime continues, the Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied any link with the suspected Internet fraudster, Hushpuppi whose real name is Ramon Abbas.
Recently the All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the federal government to investigate the former governor for hia alleged link with Hushpuppi in the lingering internet fraud saga an allegation Saraki described as “cheap politics, irresponsible and reckless.”
Mr Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi was arrested in United Arab Emirates along with 11 others on allegation of cyber crime.
He has been extradited to the United States over alleged involvement in money-laundering and cyber crimes.
The APC, in a statement on Saturday, accused Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Former Speaker Yabuku Dogara, Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye of having ties with the suspected cyber criminal.
Saraki, in a statement in Abuja by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he has no form of association with Hushpuppi and neither does he know him in any way.
He said: “The statement credited to the APC, the ruling party in our country, is one of the ways by which our anti-graft agencies are weakened and why the fight against corruption in the country is often viewed with suspicion by the international community.
“This is because when these cyber-crime suspects were operating freely and openly displaying wealth, the APC saw nothing bad in their activities.