Only N12m cash stolen from my office, not N300m in bedroom as exagerrated – Saraki

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, on Sunday said only N12 million cash was stolen from his administrative office. Saraki said it is not true that N300 million was stolen from his bedroom in his Ilorin, Kwara State home.


The position of Saraki came in reaction to a story by an online news medium that ‎detectives of the Nigeria Police in Ilorin, his hometown, questioned and then released several domestic aides as well as some of his security details in connection with the mysterious disappearance of N300 million from his bedroom.

Reacting on his Twitter handle ‎around 11am on Sunday when one of his followers asked about the story, Saraki said it was full of exaggeration.

He explained that his administrative office was broken into about two weeks ago and N12 million used to run charity was stolen.

Saraki wrote on his Twitter handle: “Story is full of Falsehood & exaggeration. “The online tabloid lacks credibility and will go to any length.

“Administrative office was broken into about 2 weeks ago. “12 million used to run charity house was stolen.” The report had claimed that the N300 million was in different foreign currencies and was provided to Saraki by the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed.

It said this was to enable Saraki provide largesse to his supporters in Ilorin at the start of the Ramadan season.



  1. That ℓ̊Ƨ̷̜̩̌̋ another impeachable offence М̣̣̥̇̊Ɣ dear senate president,such huge amt for charity М̣̣̥̇̊Ɣ foot,this man just have to watch his back Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ stop rubbing Nigeria image in de mud(Nigeria 3rd citizen for that matter………..shoro niyenh.

  2. In this cashless era, what is the third highest official in Nigeria doing with such a huge cash! What happened to leadership by example? When will this guy learn that the rules of the game has changed.

  3. Bad eggs in high places. Its a matter of time, d real culprits of the current economic woes will find their places in THE PRISONS OR BE SENTENCED TO DIVINE JUDGEMENT. What is the senate president doing with N12 M or N300M in his office? In these days of cashless policies. Is this guy sane?

  4. All of them are same, we only read from those who are not in line with trends of polity.

    Cash in billion are in politicians houses, we get to hear some cos of falling out of he govt. Support them u won’t be touched nor heard.. what a fantastically country…

  5. Why are we so timid in this country, 12 million naira cash in the administrative office of the Senate President? in this era of online banking business transactions. Well may God save us from our leaders in this country called NIGERIA.

  6. I may not be a strong supporter of Bukola Saraki but in this case, I am quite a witness to the charity legacy in his family. I studied in Ilorin Grammar School back in the 90s and I remember how old women will walk and gather in Saraki’s house to get something to live on for the next day.

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