The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested former senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Onyxnewsng gathered that Saraki is in custody over allegations of theft and money laundering.

Saraki who is also a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday, sources familiar with the development said, a situation that may trigger another episode of troubles for the politician.

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As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations of corruption and false declaration of assets. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in June 2018.

Saraki is to answer questions over alleged theft and laundering of public funds using a network of cronies and proxy companies.

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The suspected proxies, who executed purported contracts for Kwara State under Mr Saraki, allegedly made returns, for many years, to the former governor, forming an organised a network of dirty money flow.

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