#Sarakievidenceburnt: Money laundering evidence against Saraki got burnt, witness tells CCT

Mr. Micheal Wetkas, who is the star witness in the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Wednesday, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja that bulk of evidence linking the defendant to money laundering, was destroyed by fire.

The witness who made the disclosure while being cross-examined by one of Saraki’s lawyers, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN, said the burnt evidence would have provided a detailed analysis of how the defendant transferred funds from his Guarantee Trust Bank, GTB, account, to a foreign account he operated with America Express Bank, New York.

Wetkas was the head of a three-man crack team that was set up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in 2014, to investigate six separate petitions that were lodged against the defendant.

Narrating how they carried out the assignment, the witness, said when his team discovered that there were “suspicious fund transfers” involving the defendant, they wrote to GTB, requesting for all the telex for the transfers.

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