The Special Adviser to Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, has said that the allegation raised by Senator Ali Ndume linking his principal, Bukola Saraki, to the importation of a bullet-proof Range-Rover jeep will fail during investigations.
He stated this in a press statement he personally signed and issued to the media on Tuesday. According to Olaniyonu, the allegation lacked basis as it was outright falsehood. He added that from the facts and documents about the seized vehicle, it was obvious that the Saraki had nothing to do with the importation of any vehicle.
Olaniyonu said: “A supplier was engaged by the Senate to supply a vehicle. While transferring the vehicle between Lagos and Abuja, it was impounded by the Customs. We believe that is an issue between the supplier and the Customs because the Senate has not taken delivery. “So, why is somebody trying to drag in the name of Saraki into the issue?
“The documents on the vehicle are there for the general public to view and make their conclusions. Now, that the matter has been referred to the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, all the facts will be out,” Olaniyonu stressed.