Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied any hyperlink with suspected cyber crime prison, Ramon Abbas popularly generally known as Hushpuppi.
He described the allegation of the All Progressives Congress(APC) linking him with Hushpuppi as irresponsible and reckless low-cost politics.
Hushpuppi was just lately arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States over alleged involvement in cash-laundering and cyber crimes.
The APC, in a press release on Saturday, accused Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), together with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Former Speaker Yabuku Dogara, Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye of getting ties with the suspected cyber prison.
Saraki, in a press release in Abuja by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, mentioned he has no type of affiliation with Hushpuppi and neither does he know him in any method.
He mentioned: “The assertion credited to the APC, the ruling occasion in our nation, is among the methods by which our anti-graft companies are weakened and why the combat towards corruption within the nation is usually considered with suspicion by the worldwide neighborhood.
“This is as a result of when these cyber-crime suspects had been working freely and overtly displaying wealth, the APC noticed nothing dangerous of their actions.
“Also, the occasion at the moment didn’t deem it crucial to name on the anti-graft companies to examine their actions.
“Also, because the arrest of these cyber crime suspects and the following injury to the picture and the economic system of Nigeria in addition to the disaster it created for Nigerians engaged in lawful companies internationally, the ruling occasion had been muted.
“The solely time the APC deemed it crucial to make a press release was when it thought it ought to play soiled, low-cost and irresponsible politics.
“Dr. Saraki was the one political chief who has publicly made a press release by way of an Op-Ed article printed within the Daily Trust newspaper of July 1, 2020 titled “Cyber Criminals: Confronting The Few Who Dent Many” and this opinion article had been extensively circulated on-line and on different platforms.
“In that article, he strongly condemned the actions of those cyber criminals and referred to as on the legislation enforcement companies and different stakeholders to make decisive interventions to checkmate their actions.
“He has additionally acquired a analysis establishment, the Politeia Institute, whose board he chairs to start a analysis on one of the best methods to deal with the menace.
“Such a noble intervention in tackling a menace is what Dr. Saraki believes in, not mudslinging and taking part in politics on the expense of the nation’s picture.
“At this level, we name on the APC management to rein within the so-referred to as Yekini Nabena and compel him to desist from making and circulating such malicious, odious and offensive claims.”